ArmInfo.The purpose of the Armenian government is to ensure an annual increase in gross output in the agricultural sector by at least 5%. This is stated in the officially published program of the Government of Armenia for 2017-2022, submitted for approval by the Parliament of Armenia.
In 2018-2022 it is expected to implement a program to ensure the availability of a wide range of fertilizers for the villagers. Until the end of 2017 will be developed and during 2018-2022 implemented a program of state action to create intensive orchards, bringing their area to 100 hectares.
To ensure long-term development of livestock, the government plans to purchase pedigree calves before the end of 2017 and provide cattle-breeding farms on available terms. During 2018-2022 on the basis of cooperation with the private sector it is planned to create 4 large breeding farms. In order to ensure a stable anti-epidemic situation in the next 5 years, a large-scale vaccination program for animals is envisaged.
In the context of modernization of agricultural machinery and within the framework of the program of state acquisition of agrotechnics for leasing, the government plans to re-equip the agricultural park of the country by the end of 2017 to the amount of 3 billion AMD. Credit funds will be provided to farms at a rate of 2% per annum with a maturity of 3-10 years. In the section of 2017-2021 on the basis of cooperation with the private sector, a program will be implemented for the creation of machine and tractor stations. For the implementation of modern technologies in the sphere of agriculture during 2018-2022 the government proposes to implement a program on subsidizing loans for the introduction of drip irrigation systems for 10 thousand hectares of land. In addition, the state program is implemented in the direction of implementation of anti-hail networks on terms accessible to farmers.