FRUIT HARVESTING

More than 9,300,000 lbs of fruit has been harvested
from ATP’s trees to improve food security
at public institutions and in rural villages.

Our goal is to assist the Armenian people in using trees to improve their standard of living and protect the global environment. In many regions we provide and assist with the planting of fruit trees in family’s backyards and on shared community land. These trees provide food and produce in which families can consume, preserve or sell as they see fit. Community plantings that contain fruit trees experience a significant impact on the community’s economic independence and sustainability.

FRUIT HARVEST IN TSIATSAN SCHOOL, ARMAVIR

donated by Clayton Carlisle

Background

Tsiatsan (rainbow) is a small village in the Kasagh river valley in the Armavir province. The climate is dry continental, meaning extremely hot summers and severely cold winters, making life in the village a struggle. Hot winds often damage crops, the main source of livelihood.

The Need

The village needed to create a habitable environment at the village school, which was old and lacking vegetation. The harsh climate prohibited the students from going outdoors in the hotter months and the school community needed revitalizing.

Before
After
Background

Tsiatsan (rainbow) is a small village in the Kasagh river valley in the Armavir province. The climate is dry continental, meaning extremely hot summers and severely cold winters, making life in the village a struggle. Hot winds often damage crops, the main source of livelihood.

The Need

The village needed to create a habitable environment at the village school, which was old and lacking vegetation. The harsh climate prohibited the students from going outdoors in the hotter months and the school community needed revitalizing.

Before
After
The Solution

From 2009-2016, ATP provided mainly fruit trees for beautifying the school grounds: apple, apricot, sour cherry, mulberry, pear, peach, jujube and almond.

The Outcome

The school gardener sells the harvest and the profits go toward school supplies and more. School staff and students are active in planting activities, and children play games in the shade while older students pick fruit. The schoolyard has become a place where youth gather all year.

Before
After
The Solution

From 2009-2016, ATP provided mainly fruit trees for beautifying the school grounds: apple, apricot, sour cherry, mulberry, pear, peach, jujube and almond.

The Outcome

The school gardener sells the harvest and the profits go toward school supplies and more. School staff and students are active in planting activities, and children play games in the shade while older students pick fruit. The schoolyard has become a place where youth gather all year.

Before
After
1,336

TREES PLANTED AT THE SCHOOL

90%

SURVIVAL RATE

2,964 lbs.

FRUIT HARVESTED

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