As part of our ongoing efforts at job-creation, TF initiated greenhouse cultivation in Kashatagh in 2013. The project is being realized in Yeritsvank village, and is co-sponsored by the Armenian Community Council (ACC) of Great Britain.
Thus far, we have built two greenhouses with a total area of 480m2. In 2014 we harvested 1,873 kg of tomatoes, and now are cultivating tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables. In 2015 the Foundation entrusted the local work to a villager of Yeritsvank – Zarzand Mikayelian. TF provided Zarzand with all necessary supplies and technical assistance. However, last year’s harvest was subpar due to sharp changes in weather and resulting low vegetable prices, which didn’t fully remunerate costs and brought small profits to Zarzand’s family.
The Foundation is actively seeking solutions that can raise profitability, starting this spring.