A total of 204 heads of French Blanche du Massif Central and five heads of Noir du Velay purebred sheep and rams have been distributed to 16 farmers in Tavush, Shirak and Lori regions of Armenia as well as the Armenian National Agrarian University, with EU support.
Both breeds are efficient meat breeds, adapted to mountainous areas, resistant to dry summers and cold winter climates.
The EU Green Agriculture Initiative in Armenia (EU-GAIA) project is funded by the European Union in Armenia and co-funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation, and partially implemented by the UNDP in Armenia.
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