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>> FAO Launches Projects in Armenia to Advance Dairy, Agriculture Sectors
>> RA National Assembly Ratified Armenia-EU Agreement: ANPP Decommissioning Roadmap To Be Developed
>> Ensuring energy efficiency in buildings due to the newly adopted Technical Regulation On Energy Efficiency in Buildings
>> Video features results of EU support to organic beekeeping in Armenia



30.4.2018 FAO Launches Projects in Armenia

FAO Launches Projects in Armenia to Advance Dairy, Agriculture Sectors

 

Source: un.am, 2018-04-04

With a signing ceremony and press conference today in Yerevan, FAO launched a new project to make substantial improvements to dairy operations in the Republic of Armenia.

Also today, FAO introduced a unique platform for uniting donors working to improve the country’s agriculture sector.

Dairy-sector improvements

The overall goal of the dairy project in Armenia is to enhance the productivity of the dairy sector, via improved feed resources, and to support dairy processing, via better-targeted investments.

Several major projects in recent years have addressed issues in the Armenian dairy sector, but this will be the first to address strategic development of the value chain from top to bottom. Components include the development of an economic model to demonstrate the value of improved feeding, milk production and processing and to estimate the maximum capacity of the dairy sector in terms of self-sufficiency and exporting potential.

 

For more information, please see the following link:

http://www.un.am/en/news/691


30.4.2018 RA National Assembly Ratified Ar

RA National Assembly Ratified Armenia-EU Agreement: ANPP Decommissioning Roadmap To Be Developed

 

Source: ecolur.org, 2018-04-11

On 11 April the National Assembly ratified the draft law 'On behalf of the European Union, of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part and the Republic of Armenia, of the other part.' Article 42 of the agreement refers to the decommissioning of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant:

'That cooperation shall cover, inter alia, the following areas: taking into account the specificities of the Republic of Armenia and focusing in particular on high levels of nuclear safety, on the basis of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards and standards and practices of the European Union referred to hereinafter, and on high levels of nuclear security, on the basis of international guidance and practices. The cooperation in that area will include:

(i) the exchange of technologies, best practices and training in the fields of safety, security and waste management in order to ensure the safe operation of nuclear power plants;

(ii) the closure and safe decommissioning of Medzamor nuclear power plant and the early adoption of a roadmap or action plan to that effect, taking into consideration the need for its replacement with a new capacity to ensure the energy security of the Republic of Armenia and conditions for sustainable development.

 

Read more at:

http://ecolur.org/en/news/nuclear-energy/ra-national-assembly-ratified-armeniaeu-agreement-anpp-decommissioning-roadmap-to-be-developed/10051/


30.4.2018 Ensuring energy efficiency in bu

Ensuring energy efficiency in buildings due to the newly adopted Technical Regulation On Energy Efficiency in Buildings

 

Source: nature-ic.am, 2018-04-13

On 12 April 2018 the Government of the Republic of Armenia approved Technical Regulation On Energy Efficiency in Buildings. It defines the requirements for the energy efficiency measures of newly constructed multi-apartment buildings, as well as the facilities being constructed, reconstructed and renovated via state funds.

The Technical Regulation was developed based on EU EPBD (Energy Performance in Buildings Directive) due to the initiative of the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia and with the technical and financial support provided by the UNDP-GEF Improving Energy Efficiency in the Buildings project.

The Regulation has been elaborated taking into account the climate, technical and demographic data, as well as the current state and perspectives of Armenian market of construction materials, civil works, energy carriers and energy services.

Due to the Technical Regulation, energy consumption in buildings will be significantly reduced, which will also lead to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to the climate change mitigation.


30.4.2018 Video features results of EU sup

Video features results of EU support to organic beekeeping in Armenia

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2018-04-19

The Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI), supported by the EU in Armenia, has presented a video showcasing the results of its assistance in promoting organic beekeeping in the country. The video shows farmers who have received grants or benefited from training or technical assistance.

According to the video, organic honey production represents an opportunity for Armenia and has the potential to make Armenian beekeepers and honey producers competitive in international markets, such as those of the EU, Canada and the USA.

The OASI has supported 46 projects that pioneer organic agricultural methods in beekeeping, horticulture and the harvesting of natural products.

 

Read more at:

https://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/news/video-features-results-eu-support-organic-beekeeping-armenia

     

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