Armenian Platform for Sustainable Agriculture (APSA) is an initiative launched in January 2009 by the International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education and the Swiss College of Agriculture to contribute to the sustainable agricultural development of Armenia involving different stakeholders of the agri-food chain.
We at ICARE and APSA define a sustainable agriculture as one that maintains economic and social viability of our farmers while improving the productivity and quality of our ancient LAND of ARMENIA and preserving it for our generations to come.
The main aim of the platform is to gather and develop knowledge on sustainable agricultural practices in consonant with the three dimensions of sustainability: social, environmental and economic and then share the gained knowledge with farmers, input providers, food processors, extentionists, researchers, government, international organizations, NGOs, consumers and others. The compiled knowledge on sustainable agricultural practices used worldwide will be analyzed to reveal whether the particular practice can be used in Armenia as it is or it should be localized and adapted.
The sub-committees in close cooperation with food chain stakeholders, researchers and academia will localize and support farmers to adapt the best sustainable agricultural practices in Armenia. The sub-committees will contribute to the creation of new sustainable agricultural practices from scratch.