Thursday, November 17 2016 20:29
Naira Badalian

Ignaty Arakelyan qualifies development of greenhouse facilities as a promising direction in Armenia`s agriculture

Ignaty Arakelyan qualifies development of greenhouse facilities as a  promising direction in Armenia`s agriculture

ArmInfo. On November 17,  Armenian Minister of Agriculture Ignaty Arakelyan met with  representatives of Armenia's greenhouse facilities. 

The press office of the Ministry has told ArmInfo that reminded the  meeting participants of the ongoing discussions in all segments of  agriculture, which aim to elaborate a strategy of agriculture  development based on the received proposals. He stressed that it is  very important to find an effective format of public- private  cooperation and to determine the joint steps aimed at enhancing the  yield of the agrarian sector.      

The minister said that the development of greenhouse facilities is a  promising direction in Armenian agriculture. In this light, he noted  that the Armenian Government has recently decided to reduce the gas  tariffs, which will contribute to efficient development of the sector  and to enhance the competitiveness of agricultural products.    

The owners of the greenhouse facilities, in turn, informed the  minister of the events that can expand the agriculture capacities in  Armenia. They discussed possible delay of gas payments for the winter  period, which will allow raising the efficiency by 10-15% and  expanding the business. They also pointed out problems related to the  shortage of personnel, lack of training courses, etc. The minister  assured them that the problems will be additionally discussed with  the responsible persons to find more realistic and efficient  solutions to the problems.


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