International organisations

Food and Agriculture Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Armenia

Representative: Mr. Raimund Jehle

Address: Government House 3, room #124

Postal code: 0010

City: Yerevan

Country: Armenia

Tel.: (+374 10) 525453

Fax: (+374 10) 525453



The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) leads international efforts to end hunger. The main goal of the Food and Agriculture organization is to provide people everywhere with stable sources of high-quality food necessary for an active and healthy life.

The Food and Agriculture Organization is one of the largest specialized agencies of the UN system and the world's leading organization for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development. Today, the organization, founded in 1945, includes 194 countries, two associate members, as well as one organization-the European Union. In the Europe and Central Asia region, FAO unites 53 countries, including Armenia.

The work of FAO is guided by the following five strategic objectives approved by the member countries՝

  • contribute to overcoming hunger, food shortages and malnutrition;
  • to make the activities of agriculture, forestry and fisheries more efficient and stable;
  • overcoming poverty in rural areas;
  • ensure the efficiency of agricultural and food systems;
  • increase the resilience of livelihoods to disasters.

FAO in Armenia

The Republic of Armenia joined the FAO in 1993, and the FAO representative office in Armenia opened in 2004. Since joining the FAO, Armenia has received the organization's assistance in implementing various development and emergency programs aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and food security in the country.

The 2016-2020 Country Programming Framework of cooperation between Armenia and FAO includes three priority areas:

  1. Sustainable use of natural resources, disaster risk reduction and management,
  2. Animal health, plant protection, and food safety and quality,
  3. Food security, nutrition security, and poverty alleviation.

Since January 23, 2023, the Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN FAO is Tsovinar Hambardzumyan.


Updated on 06.03.2023

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