Agricultural Alliance

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The International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE) Foundation was established in 2005 by Texas A&M University to offer highest quality agribusiness education, research and career development programs for preparing students to assume leadership roles in food and agribusiness and other related industries. The ICARE Foundation administers the Agribusiness Teaching Center (ATC), the Agribusiness Research Center (ARC), and the EVN Wine Academy (EVN). The Agribusiness Teaching Center (ATC) prepares agribusiness specialists armed with broad economic, marketing, managerial and decision making skills, and trained in the latest methods of business and economic analysis. The curricula are western-structured, based on the undergraduate and graduate agricultural economics/agribusiness curricula of the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University.


The Agribusiness Research Center (ARC) solicits and conducts research on relevant agribusiness topics and promotes research on Armenian agribusinesses. The ARC also organizes regional and international seminars and conferences, and prioritizes participation of students in research and development activities. The ARC has worked with more than 60 partner organizations in Armenia and abroad and these projects have resulted in many long-term partnerships.

The EVN Wine Academy, established in 2014 jointly with Semina Consulting, acts as a center for professional education focused on wine and winemaking. EVN aims to develop the wine industry and promote wine culture in Armenia. Jointly with the Geisenheim University, Germany EVN offers an 18-month Certificate Program in Enology and Wine Business for professionals and short courses and masterclasses for wine enthusiasts. The program is supported by GIZ.

Tel.: +37410 58-79-57; +37410 56-96-70