eWENR, January/February 2000: E. Europe & NIS

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The Armenian Agricultural Academy serves as the country’s main agricultural institution of higher education. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, state farms were privatized and distributed to 338,000 landowners. In most cases, the new private farmers needed to be educated about soil treatment, fertilizers and seed quality.

At the Armenian Agricultural Academy students can choose from courses at the faculties of agronomy, veterinarian science, and agricultural engineering. There are currently 4,700 students enrolled at the academy.

In 1999, the academy established an “extension department” to further assist farmers through professional consultation (on seed quality, soil testing, plant diseases, etc.) and the dissemination of information. The major objective of the new program is to boost agricultural production through education.

— Correspondence from Armenian Agricultural Academy
Feb. 9, 2000


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