Friday, August 11 2017 17:41
Alina Hovhannisyan

Armenian Agricultural Development Fund intends to provide individual advice to farmers without attracting additional state funds

Armenian Agricultural Development Fund intends to provide individual advice to farmers without attracting additional state funds

ArmInfo. With the creation of the Armenian Agriculture Development Fund, certain changes have been made to the procedure for providing consulting services to farmers. According to the Executive Director of the Agricultural Development Fund Gegham Gevorgyan, henceforth farmers will be able to receive group consultations, individual and program. He stated this on August 11 during a press conference at the RA Ministry of Agriculture, stressing that the Foundation started providing consulting services since July of this year.

He said that the annual amount allocated by the state for group consulting of farmers reaches about 360 million AMD (excluding taxes), and the average number of consultations provided does not exceed 50,000, and this is in the presence of 340-350 thousand farms in Armenia. G.Gevorgyan explained that in view of expanding the range of consulting services for farms, the Fund will not attract additional public funds. In this regard, the head of the Fund stressed that individual consultations to farmers will be provided at the expense of the Fund. In a conversation with the correspondent of ArmInfo he explained that in future the Foundation will form its own budget, whose funds are likely to be collected through the introduction of paid individual counseling. However, as G.Gevorgyan stressed, the payment will be lower than the market price. "Consulting services should be acceptable to farmers, and profitable for the Fund," he stressed.

The expert noted that initially individual counseling will be conducted in several areas, in particular in the sphere of horticulture, cattle breeding, use of agricultural machinery and field works. At the same time G.Gevorgyan noted that in the future the range of spheres will be expanded with individual counseling.  "We understand that we are taking on a large load, but we also realize that the insufficient level of literacy among farmers affects the development of agriculture. Therefore, we attach special importance to consultations that serve as a locomotive for the development of the agricultural sector, "he stressed.  G.Gevorgyan noted that the most difficult not only in Armenia, but all over the world is the process of persuading a farmer to resort to the services of professional consultants.

According to him, software consulting means raising awareness of farmers about the programs being implemented, in particular, on state subsidizing of agricultural loans. In this context, he explained that the specialists will help farmers to assess the effectiveness of the program, its risks, in parallel with what advisory services will be provided.

Speaking about the observed negative trends, the expert noted the difficulties with the sale of agricultural products. He added that the Fund intends to provide consulting services in this direction in order to consolidate the organization of export of products.

The decision to establish the Agricultural Development Fund was adopted at a meeting of the Armenian government on March 9, 2017.

The fund is called upon to accumulate all resources directed to the development of the sphere, to promote the development of a competitive and modern agricultural sector, and to coordinate the implementation of projects funded by donor organizations.


News
Economist: Armenia`s export structure has degraded greatly over the  past 20 yearsEconomist: Armenia`s export structure has degraded greatly over the  past 20 years
We should consider opening roads with Turkey also in terms of  opportunitiesWe should consider opening roads with Turkey also in terms of  opportunities
David Papazian appointed Chairman of Board of Fly Arna  Armenia`s  national airlineDavid Papazian appointed Chairman of Board of Fly Arna  Armenia`s  national airline
Armenia simplifies licensing for number of activities for foreign  companiesArmenia simplifies licensing for number of activities for foreign  companies
Armenia once again extended embargo on scrap metal exports Armenia once again extended embargo on scrap metal exports 
NDU and Central Depository of Armenia signed a memorandum of cooperationNDU and Central Depository of Armenia signed a memorandum of cooperation
Moody`s assigns Ba3 IFSR to Export Insurance Agency of Armenia with  stable outlookMoody`s assigns Ba3 IFSR to Export Insurance Agency of Armenia with  stable outlook
Expert: Armenia will never be able to have a positive trade balance  with TurkeyExpert: Armenia will never be able to have a positive trade balance  with Turkey
Promise of Deputy Prime Minister: The price of gas will not increase  for socially disadvantaged groupsPromise of Deputy Prime Minister: The price of gas will not increase  for socially disadvantaged groups
First Istanbul-Yerevan flight of Pegasus Airlines is scheduled for  February 2First Istanbul-Yerevan flight of Pegasus Airlines is scheduled for  February 2
CMTPL e-policies continue to grow rapidly in Armenia, approaching  quarter of total number of contractsCMTPL e-policies continue to grow rapidly in Armenia, approaching  quarter of total number of contracts
Dairy products with milk fat substitutes and/or other additives will  be placed on separate store shelves in Armenia: ProjectDairy products with milk fat substitutes and/or other additives will  be placed on separate store shelves in Armenia: Project
Armenia`s Public Service Regulatory Commission approves sale of Filor Ventures Limited, Rostelecom`s  only foreign assetArmenia`s Public Service Regulatory Commission approves sale of Filor Ventures Limited, Rostelecom`s  only foreign asset
Hovhannes Khachatryan elected Deputy Head of Central Bank of ArmeniaHovhannes Khachatryan elected Deputy Head of Central Bank of Armenia
In 2021, EBRD portfolio in Armenia was record-breaking-$175 millionIn 2021, EBRD portfolio in Armenia was record-breaking-$175 million
Expert: Rise in energy prices in Armenia is a consequence of wrong,  uncalculated decisions of the authoritiesExpert: Rise in energy prices in Armenia is a consequence of wrong,  uncalculated decisions of the authorities
Economy Ministry announces launch of program to assist textile  industry in ArmeniaEconomy Ministry announces launch of program to assist textile  industry in Armenia
Government is preparing programs to support domestic producers in  view of lifting of embargo on Turkish importsGovernment is preparing programs to support domestic producers in  view of lifting of embargo on Turkish imports
Armenian NPP and Rusatom Overseas to sign Memorandum of UnderstandingArmenian NPP and Rusatom Overseas to sign Memorandum of Understanding
Vahagn Khachatryan to head Armenian-Bulgarian intergovernmental  commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperationVahagn Khachatryan to head Armenian-Bulgarian intergovernmental  commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation
Minister of Health of Armenia will head intergovernmental commission  on trade and economic cooperation with LithuaniaMinister of Health of Armenia will head intergovernmental commission  on trade and economic cooperation with Lithuania
Ministry of Economy: Armenia intends to reach 7% economic growth in  2022Ministry of Economy: Armenia intends to reach 7% economic growth in  2022
Labor productivity in Armenia is lower than EAEU averageLabor productivity in Armenia is lower than EAEU average
Acba Bank Brings Apple Pay to Customers. A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple WatchAcba Bank Brings Apple Pay to Customers. A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch
By the end of 2022, inflation in Armenia will decrease to 4 +/-1.5%:  Candidate for Deputy Governor of Central BankBy the end of 2022, inflation in Armenia will decrease to 4 +/-1.5%:  Candidate for Deputy Governor of Central Bank
 Converse Bank Brings Apple Pay to Customers  A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch Converse Bank Brings Apple Pay to Customers A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch
Armenia`s premier chairs discussion of wine industry development  prospects  Armenia`s premier chairs discussion of wine industry development  prospects  
Ardshinbank Brings Apple Pay to CustomersArdshinbank Brings Apple Pay to Customers
Cash circulation to be restricted in Armenia from July 1, 2020Cash circulation to be restricted in Armenia from July 1, 2020
Environmental protection ARMENAL`s priorityEnvironmental protection ARMENAL`s priority
Armenia`s Minister of Economy appointed Armenian-Moldavan Economic Cooperation Commission co- chairArmenia`s Minister of Economy appointed Armenian-Moldavan Economic Cooperation Commission co- chair
Armenia`s minister of economy appointed co-chair of Armenian-Kazakh Economic Cooperation  CommissionArmenia`s minister of economy appointed co-chair of Armenian-Kazakh Economic Cooperation  Commission
Armenia`s Minister of Economy appointed co-chair of Armenian-Kyrgyz Economic Cooperation  CommissionArmenia`s Minister of Economy appointed co-chair of Armenian-Kyrgyz Economic Cooperation  Commission
In 2021, the number of subvention programs in Armenia exceeded the  two-year figureIn 2021, the number of subvention programs in Armenia exceeded the  two-year figure
ANIF Fund will invest about USD 1.4 million in transport and cargo  transportation fieldANIF Fund will invest about USD 1.4 million in transport and cargo  transportation field
Food Safety Inspectorate of Armenia imposes restrictions on import of  number of goods from Kazakhstan, Russia, Czech Republic and PolandFood Safety Inspectorate of Armenia imposes restrictions on import of  number of goods from Kazakhstan, Russia, Czech Republic and Poland
Only 5.5% of the highway was built under North-South program in 12  yearsOnly 5.5% of the highway was built under North-South program in 12  years
President of Armenia at meeting with Executive Director of Mubadala  noted Armenia`s interest in investments from  UAEPresident of Armenia at meeting with Executive Director of Mubadala  noted Armenia`s interest in investments from  UAE
The influx of foreign investment in the Armenian economy grew by  October 2021 due to a jump in FDIThe influx of foreign investment in the Armenian economy grew by  October 2021 due to a jump in FDI
EDB analysts presented the first in this year macroeconomic review:  Economic activity in Armenia increased by 5.2%EDB analysts presented the first in this year macroeconomic review:  Economic activity in Armenia increased by 5.2%
Armenian president`s visit results: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to start  flights to YerevanArmenian president`s visit results: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to start  flights to Yerevan
Armenia`s president meets with Masdar company CEOArmenia`s president meets with Masdar company CEO
The price of gas at the border in 2022 was regulated by an additional  agreement to the contract of 2013 - Ministry of Territorial  Administration and InfrastructuresThe price of gas at the border in 2022 was regulated by an additional  agreement to the contract of 2013 - Ministry of Territorial  Administration and Infrastructures
Vahan Kerobyan will head Armenian-Belarusian intergovernmental  commission on economic cooperation from Armenian sideVahan Kerobyan will head Armenian-Belarusian intergovernmental  commission on economic cooperation from Armenian side
Fly Arna, Armenia s national airline plans to launch air flights at  the end of MayFly Arna, Armenia s national airline plans to launch air flights at  the end of May
Gnel Sanosyan to head the Armenian-Turkmen intergovernmental  commission on economic cooperation from the Armenian sideGnel Sanosyan to head the Armenian-Turkmen intergovernmental  commission on economic cooperation from the Armenian side
Pashinyan formed working group for effective implementation of work  on construction program of small- medium reservoirsPashinyan formed working group for effective implementation of work  on construction program of small- medium reservoirs
Export of goods up to one million drams in Armenia will be exempt  from customs dutiesExport of goods up to one million drams in Armenia will be exempt  from customs duties
Armenia`s government grants loan to Armenian NPP Armenia`s government grants loan to Armenian NPP 
FLYONE ARMENIA launches Yerevan-Istanbul-Yerevan flightsFLYONE ARMENIA launches Yerevan-Istanbul-Yerevan flights
Armenian government to increase funding for subvention programs in  border communitiesArmenian government to increase funding for subvention programs in  border communities
Armavir leader in land purchase-and-sale deals Armavir leader in land purchase-and-sale deals 
2-fold YoY increase in real estate business in Yerevan 2-fold YoY increase in real estate business in Yerevan 
Results of the review of regulatory framework for advancing “green finance” in Armenia presented to stakeholdersResults of the review of regulatory framework for advancing “green finance” in Armenia presented to stakeholders
Armenian banks` client base up by 3.8% by Nov. 2021 Armenian banks` client base up by 3.8% by Nov. 2021 
9.7% year-on-year rise in housing prices in Armenia`s regions by Dec.  2021 9.7% year-on-year rise in housing prices in Armenia`s regions by Dec.  2021 
WB GDP growth forecast unchanged for Armenia WB GDP growth forecast unchanged for Armenia 
Armenian government minimizes contacts between tax authority and  taxpayerArmenian government minimizes contacts between tax authority and  taxpayer
33 587 children were born in Armenia in 11 months33 587 children were born in Armenia in 11 months
Wheat importers used bankruptcy as a tax evasion: SRCWheat importers used bankruptcy as a tax evasion: SRC
Read more


Exchange rates
21.01.2022
RUB6.300.01
USD482.120.46
EUR546.680.14
GBP654.24-2.07
CAD384.93-0.80
JPY42.310.17
CNY75.930.06
CHF528.412.12