Artush Khachatryan

 Vardenik community, Gegharkunik region

Idea

Collecting wild greens: i.e. chervil, hornbeam, falcaria, sorrel, plantago, zhingyal, thyme, hypericum, rose hips, nettle, menthe, as well as pears from the fields and mountains, storing or freezing them to sell to the processing companies and other consumers mainly in winter.

Social impact

Direct

  • Workplaces for the unemployed villagers
  • Supporting the villagers to have their own agriculture production newly introduced to the region (e.g. broccoli) by providing free seeds, equipment, trainings and supervision  and marketing
  • Development of culture, sport and education in the village by organizing events and initiating programs

Indirect

  • Prevention of migration
  • Increased quality of life