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Development Principles

Rural topic(s): Development of rural territories

City: Yerevan

Country: Armenia

Web site: http://www.developmentprinciples.org

Since 2004, Development Principles has been implementing development projects in rural Armenia. The NGO’s goal is the economic and social development of rural communities of Armenia by executing projects directed at the improvement of livelihoods of rural families and the empowerment of rural communities.

Development Principles NGO invests in the establishment and development of small family farms, formation of rural cooperatives, development of dairy, fruit and rural tourism value chains. It contributes to the sustainable rural development by creating pro-poor income and social capital, by youth development and women’s empowerment and by applying environmentally sound practices to care for the earth in all projects.

Scale of intervention : National, European

Keywords: small farm, family farming, sustainable tourism, dairy products, empowerment of rural communities, women, disadvantaged people, rural entrepreneurship

Places: Armenia

Actors: development NGO

Methods: networking, training/capacity-building, international cooperation, promotion of local economic activity