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New EU-funded agriculture project may start in Armenia this year Posted on: 08-11-2014

 The European Union (EU) is expected to start a new project in Armenia’s agriculture this year, says Armenian minister of agriculture Sergo Karapetyan’s message to participants of the conference on sustainable agriculture. The EU-funded project will develop sustainable agriculture and increase the living standards in rural areas, according to the report. The conference on sustainable agriculture held in Yerevan on Friday is attended by many organizations, Armenian and foreign farmers. The minister said sustainable agriculture will safeguard the future, but only joint efforts can help overcome the current problems in the sector. Consolidated efforts are required to promote agricultural development, manufacturing and exports of organic products. The cooperation between the ministry and local and international organizations is extremely important in this respect, the minister said. The action plan developed focuses on organic agriculture, from production to sales, he said. Head of the EU delegation to Armenia ambassador Traian Hristea said food industry and agriculture is one of the key sectors of Armenia’s economy and the main income source of the rural population. The new EU project will once more emphasize women’s role in rural development, Hristea said.

 

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