16 May 2019, Ararat region, Armenia - FAO grape-collection vineyard for preserving genetic resources, established under the project TCP/ARM/3601. Today, around one third of Armenia's total orchard, berry and vineyard area is planted with grape. Gross yield and export quantities have been increasing year by year, but over the past 25 years almost no work has been carried out on grape variety improvement. Now, most varieties cultivated in Armenia are threatened with extinction. The FAO project therefore aims to ensure availability and proper management of genetic resources for continued growth of the sector.