The Azeri military sniper positions are shown in red
The white line represents the official Armenian – Azeri Border
(Armenian Army positions are hidden for obvious reasons)
Barekamavan Village Information
•Located in Tavush Marz – very close to the Azeri border
•App. 110 km north of Dilijan
•Total population 400
•Total number of students 33
(in 1976, there were 330 students)
•Weather is hot in summer and cool in winter which
is ideal for agriculture
• Land is fertile and using a greenhouse can result in low cost crop.
•The villagers have no access to their agricultural lands as they are under the Azeri
•Old people live on pensions while the youth have no stable income
•Many have already emigrated
- Sustain the presence of the Barekamavan villagers whose village
has a high strategic importance for the Armenian Nation
- Raise the morals of our Armed Forces on the border by ensuring
the presence of a strong village protecting their back.
- Execute a project which is initially funded by a donation but then
refunds itself to target most of the population and even encourage
those who have emigrated to return back.
- Provide the villagers with “the net to fish rather then providing
them the fish”
- Involve the Diaspora and the Armenian citizens in supporting this
Gayane Gevorkyan: Project Manager
Garik Abazyan: Head of Village and local operations’ coordinator
Hrunik Mankyan: Agro consultant
Anna Aghajanyan: Project Coordinator
George Tabakyan: Project Coordinator
Project Success points
- A young and dedicated head of village who wants to work
for his village and fully supporting the project.
- Dedicated villagers who believe in their land and realize
their strategic location
- A dedicated expert who will fully get involve at a very low
- Dedicated project team (manager/coordinators) who are
committed to turn this into a successful project on a
Logistics and local support
Armenian Tree Project:
Providing Trees to all households
IT knowledge training for youngsters
Since access to the agricultural lands is dangerous due to azeri sniper fire, the project
focuses on the individual lands next to the houses of the villagers.
The project aims to:
Provide fruitful trees to all villagers (2 for each family) to be planted in their gardens
: these are expected to give fruits in 2 years
Provide 100 m2 green houses to the biggest 4 families which are expected to
generate an income in 3 months. Some percentage of the income will be used to buy
more greenhouses to other families.
Provide professional training to villagers on greenhouse building, farming, crop
calculation and sales.
Provide IT related training to youngsters (to be delivered by Macadamian a leading
Project Details: Greenhouses
The greenhouses will be planted with tomato and cucumber
The professional training will include:
Tomato and Cucumber biological education
Greenhouse land preparation
Fertilization methods and selection of chemicals
Irrigation methods (drip system to save water)
Crop protection against known diseases
Greenhouse financials (income/expense)
Project Details: Trees
- On average, 2 trees will be provided to each household in the village
-The villagers will be in charge of taking care of the tree (protection and
- One tree will be fruitful and the other olive (as olive can provide high
income in the future)
- The villagers will be trained on the plantation and taking care of the tree
- This work will be monitored by the project team during the duration of the
-Some of the trees will be provided for free by ATP (Armenian Tree Project) –
one of the leading organizations in Armenia which implements large scale
Project Details: IT Training
-During the course of the project, IT related training will be provided to the
youngsters of the village (PC/Internet awareness, GIS awareness, blogging,
village website, etc..)
- The location of the training will be the school where PCs and Internet
connection is available
- The trainees will receive corresponding certificates
- Young kids from nearby villages will be invited to attend.
- The approximate number of those benefiting: 30
- The training will be delivered by IT managers from Macadamian – one of the
leading IT companies in Armenia with headquarters in Canada.
- The training sessions and training material will be delivered on volunteer
basis courtesy of Macadamian - Armenia.
Financials: Initial donation re-invested
- Each household receiving a greenhouse will sign an agreement to pay back 25% of the
income of the greenhouse each season to the project team over 2 years.
Expected Income from each greenhouse: 360,000 Drams (for 2 seasons)
-The paid amounts will be collected to finance more greenhouses to the rest of the
- Once all families own their greenhouse, the project can be optionally extended to
offer the same conditions (greenhouse + 2 trees) to those migrants if they decided to
come back permenantly.
- During the same period, the owners will be trained on how to save money (25-30% of
their income) on building their own 2nd greenhouse to diversify the crop and increase
- At the end of the project, all greenhouses will be owned by the villagers thus creating
a motivation for them to work hard.
Project Start Date:
As Soon As the funds are collected
Preferable date is the 1st week of February 2012.
Project updates will be posted on Barekamavan’s FB
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