Improving the legal and institutional framework
Since the day of establishment, the Platform has been focused on the promotion of the improvement of the legal framework regulating natural feeding area management in Armenia and the institutional framework ensuring effective implementation of the management process, which will facilitate the introduction and implementation of effective and joint pasture management mechanisms of in Armenia.
The platform initiatives in this area are aimed at (a) identifying gaps in the existing legal-institutional system that hinder the implementation, dissemination and further development of sustainable management approaches of feeding areas in local communities; (b) with the engagement of the stakeholders propose solutions and undertake initiatives supporting the improvement of the legal framework and the development of the institutional framework.
In 2018-2020, the Platform’s initiatives on improving the legal and institutional framework were supported by the financial and organizational assistance from the following institutions:
- “Integrated Biodiversity Management, South Caucasus” (IBiS) project, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
- “Livestock Development in the South of Armenia” project implemented by “Strategic Development Agency” NGO and funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
- “Management of natural resources and safeguarding of ecosystem services for sustainable rural development in the South Caucasus” (ECOserve) project implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
- “Livestock Development in Armenia: South-North” project implemented by “Strategic Development Agency” NGO and funded by Austrian Development Agency, the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
- “Second Community Agricultural Resource Management and Competitiveness” project (CARMAC 2) financed by the World Bank Group and implemented by RA Ministry of Economy.