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[FAR Economic Development]: FAR Donors and Friends Excited to Learn about Zangakatun’s Community Development Program image

Fund for Armenian Relief’s Zangakatun Community Development program was born as a collaboration between FAR and local farmers. While Zangakatun is famous for a variety of traditionally grown apples, very often its farmers faced challenges as they did not have adequate storage facilities, and were continually faced with the challenge to either rapidly sell their entire harvest or experience significant losses.

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[Economic Development]: “One Village” Boosts Economic Development in Zangakatun image

One year of hard work has brought significant results to Zangakatun Village where FAR, along with the Orange Foundation are preparing to officially close the One Village Project: Empowering Zangakatun to Development. The project, which opened August and aimed to develop the village's economic sustainability and infrastructure, improve its healthcare and education, and support its cultural heritage, has impacted more than 1,200 residents of this small village in Ararat Province.

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[FAR New York]: FAR Board of Directors Tour of Armenia Draws to a Close standard

The final days of the FAR Board Members’ visit have been full of exciting travels. Certain Board Members journeyed to the Zangakatun village, which is famed as the birthplace of the legendary poet Paruyr Sevak and known for its multitude of apple varieties. Members had lengthy discussions with the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation officials about advancing the financing of the agricultural economy in Armenia. FAR Board Member Greg Toufayan was especially moved to visit Zangakatun, as his family has generously financed the construction of a cooling complex for many fruits, as well as the reconstruction of the Zangakatun kindergarten. The Board also enjoyed touring various sightseeing locations around Dilijan and Lake Sevan. Board Members left Armenia ...

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