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Travel Advice

19.03.2020 — Position Armenia
Dear Compatriots, the Embassy would like to inform you that the Armenian government has declared the state of emergency in the country from March 16, 2020 until June 13, 2020. The following measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the virus and will have an impact on travels:

New coronavirus: Protect yourself and others

18.03.2020 — Position Armenia
Due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Embassy of Switzerland has taken a number of precautionary measures to keep our audiences, partners, and staff safe.

Tegh Community Veterinary Service Point Opening

10.06.2019 — Armenia
On June 7, the Tegh community of Syunik province welcomed the attendees of the opening ceremony of Veterinary Service Point, established in the framework of a Swiss funded livestock development program.

Sheep Shearing Festival 2019

09.06.2019 — Article Armenia
On June 8, the Animal Market of the Syunik Region welcomed the guests of the annual Sheep Shearing Festival from Armenia and abroad.

Faces of Our Projects: Hayk from Ashotavan

02.05.2019 — Article Armenia
Hayk and his father Khurshud Avanesyans live in a small settlement named Ashotavan located in the south of Armenia. The father and son share the title of the head of the family equally. They are convinced that farming is a great way of sustaining their family of four. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Khurshud Avanesyan, 57, setting aside the hardships of the time, decided to hold on to the lands and the machinery he owned. Staying true to himself, Khurshud has passed his passion of farming on to his young son Hayk. 

Women from the South Caucasus

08.03.2019 — Article Armenia
Today the whole world celebrates the Women's International Day. Everyone - media outlets, organisations, countries, groups or individuals - trumpet in unison the global role of women - caretakers, farmers, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, so on. Traditionally, we present the stories of amazing women from the South Caucasus Region who made their own contribution to development. 

Farmers of Meghri: M4M Project Closure

15.10.2018 — Article Armenia
Summer 2018 marks the completion of the “Markets for Meghri” project, through which Switzerland assisted the fruit-growers in the southernmost region of Armenia, Meghri, in improving and developing their crops, and selling their products on the local and foreign markets. Over the course of 6 years the project covered more than 1800 households involved in fruit cultivation, increasing the incomes of the involved producers by more than 1.000.000 CHF. But who is better to tell the story of the project, other than four of the farmers who have benefited and grown their businesses throughout the project.

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