ArmInfo. The program subsidizing fertilizers for producers of agricultural products will be revised in Armenia, Agriculture Minister of Armenia Ignaty Arakelyan said at the Government on Jan 31.
The minister said that in 2016 measures were taken to improve the situation related to the country's food safety, development of a number of agrarian directions, target use of lands, provision of subsidies for fertilizers, seeds and fuel, as well as advisory support to the farm enterprises of Armenia. As regards the plans for 2017, Arakelyan said that the program subsidizing fertilizers for producers of agricultural products will be revised in Armenia, "given that a lower cost is expected in case of an open tender".
For his part, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Robert Makaryan said that at present there are 317 farm entities in Armenia and 52 farm cooperatives.
As regards subsidies, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan thinks that the subsidies should be provided to the business, which is guided by logic. "It is necessary to elaborate relevant philosophy in this field," said Karapetyan.