Monday, December 25 2017 14:31
Alexandr Avanesov

Deputy Minister: Armenian farmers prefer products of Belarusian producers, which are cheaper and more familiar with management

Deputy Minister: Armenian farmers prefer products of Belarusian  producers, which are cheaper and more familiar with management

ArmInfo. The implementation  of the state program for the acquisition of agricultural machinery in  leasing the park of agricultural equipment in Armenia will be renewed  within the next few years. Deputy Minister of Agriculture Robert  Makaryan stated at a press conference in Yerevan on December 25.

According to him, at present the park of agricultural machinery is  worn out morally and physically. The project of its modernization,  which began in the spring of this year, provides for state subsidies  of 7% of the funds from 9% required for the acquisition of equipment  in leasing. Thus, the deputy minister continued, farms receive  machinery at an annual rate of 2%. The success of the program was  greatly facilitated by the participation of numerous suppliers and 4  financial structures in it. "As the market became attractive to  business, in 2018 two more large European machinery manufacturers  wanted to participate in the project," Robert Makaryan said, adding  that 157 units of equipment have been provided to date, of which 67  are tractors, 2 combines, and 88 - other techniques. Basically,  Armenian farmers prefer the products of Belarusian producers, which  is cheaper and more familiar with the management. But the market has  a technique of both American and European manufacturers. There was  also one private machine-tractor station. "Recently, a high-quality  technique of an American manufacturer was imported by a private  company for a total of 200 million AMD, which can be used on  previously unprocessed lands, and which will make possible the  production of various varieties of fruits and vegetables known on the  world market," the deputy minister said. 


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