Tuesday, June 19 2018 19:46
Alexandr Avanesov

Possibility of establishing grape registry being studied in Armenia 

Possibility of establishing grape registry being studied in Armenia 

ArmInfo. Vine-growing and winemaking are of strategic importance for Armenia and the state takes measures to promote small enterprises operating in this field,  the RA Minister of Agriculture Artur Khachatryan stated today during  a meeting with the delegation of the German Society for International  Cooperation (GIZ), headed by the Country Director Anne Kempa. 

The main goal of governmental assistance is to increase the  competitiveness of small businesses the press service of the Ministry  of Agriculture quotes the Minister as saying. 

During the meeting, the guests briefly presented the initiatives  being implemented by GIZ in Armenia, including the program for the  development of the private sector and technical special education and  retraining in the South Caucasus. Within the framework of this  program, for six years in a raw assistance has been provided in  developing wine-growing and winemaking in Armenia, as well as  tourism. Anne Kempa noted that in recent years a close cooperation  was established between GIZ and the Ministry of Agriculture of  Armenia aimed at the development of winemaking. Among the results of  this cooperation, Anne Kempa attributed mentioned the assistance to  the Yerevan Wine Academy, as well as home wine enterprises operating  in the country's regions. She assured that the programs implemented  by the Society in Armenia will be continued.  During the meeting, the  possibilities of establishing a registry of grape seedlings was  discussed, currently the Wine-growing and Winemaking Fund and the  Ministry of Agriculture are engaged in the project. The solution of  this task will allow registering the grape seedlings and improve the  quality of the products produced in the country.

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