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Story and Photos by Sergey Meloyan | CARMAC Project Coordinator | Heifer Armenia
Translated by Liana Hayrapetyan | Communication and PR Coordinator | Heifer Armenia

Seyran stands with his cows

Seyran Hambardzumyan, has been a veterinarian in the remote village of Tatev in the Syunik region of Armenia for about 40 years.

He provides service to members of the Pasture Users Association, a farmers’ cooperative established in Tatev as part of the Community Agricultural Resources Management and Competitiveness (CARMAC) project.

Seyran is happy to use his knowledge and many years of experience for the favor of his community’s development.

Seyran has been a vet for 40 years in his village.

“I wish the population and the number of livestock increased in our community. I hope the cooperative will foster the increase of the livestock production in Tatev,” Seyran said.

Seyran’s family, which consists of five people including his wife, son, daughter-in-law and little grandchild, owns five livestock. This skillful vet is planning to increase the number of his livestock by five more in the future. He performs his community vet duties with a very high sense of responsibility, and takes all preventive measures for the well-being of the community livestock.

Seyran and his wife stand in front of their house.

Seyran provides veterinary service not only in his native village, but also in the neighboring communities of Sevarants, Tandzatap and Kashuni. He is proud of the fact that during the 40 years of his professional experience no case of infectious disease among livestock has been recorded in his community.

The skillful vet is sure that the CARMAC project will benefit not only the cooperative members, but also the whole community, since its activities are focused on improving pasture infrastructure, strengthening agricultural advisory services and providing agricultural inputs, training and practical skills to cooperative members.

Seyran and other members of his cooperative.

“We, the members of the cooperative, have already benefited from the investment provided within the CARMAC project. The cooperative has already received two tractors, one baler and two seeders. Soon we will also receive two mowing equipments, one plow and two rakes,” Seyran said.

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Heifer International

Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.