Emil Gevorgyan is an expert on international development cooperation and holds a doctorate in agricultural sciences. He graduated and gained his professional experience at different German universities and international research centers. In recent years, he was a research fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin, working at the interface between research, politics and practice. His focus on inclusive and sustainable development in European and African countries gives him a mixture of experience in working cross-culturally and implementing international projects and programs for achieving real impact. Currently he is a guest scholar at Leibniz Centre of Agricultural Landscape Research - ZALF and provides voluntary consultancy to the Armenian Parliament.
This article takes a critical view of current developments in the agricultural sector focusing on political actors responsible for democratic governance and sustainable transition in Armenia’s food systems.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Armenia’s agricultural sector has faced sustainability challenges. This article identifies shortcomings of previous and current agricultural policies and underscores the need for immediate action to address food insecurity, the effects of devastating poverty and rural exodus.