“ENPARD Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia”
12/14 - 11/18
This project is part of
During 2017, FAO has under the FAO ENPARD project (GCP/ARM/006/EC) assessed the reasons for land abandonment, an emergent problem in Armenia, and prepared a Policy Note outlining a range of possible responses. The analysis revealed that land abandonment is a complex multi-dimensional process with interlinked economic, environmental, social factors causing it. The inability to irrigate (due to infrastructure constraints, economic constraints or for any other reasons) was found to be among the main drivers of land abandonment in Armenia. Thus, the multiple causality of land abandonment requires a coordinated policy response between agricultural policy, land policy and improvements in the irrigation sector. The policy note and the advise provided therein builds on the VGGT principles of good governance of tenure.