Thursday, July 12 2018 17:45
Alina Hovhannisyan

WB and RA Ministry of Agriculture consider possibility of holding a  contest of digital innovations to solve problems in agricultural  sector of Armenia

ArmInfo. The World Bank (WB)  and the RA Ministry of Agriculture are considering the possibility of  holding this October competition of digital innovations to solve  problems in the agricultural sector of Armenia, in particular,  related to consulting, risk management, forecasting the volume of  crops, irrigation of lands, etc.

This was stated during the meeting  of the Minister of Agriculture Artur Khachatryan with a delegation of  the WB headed by the deputy head of the sustainable development  program of the South Caucasus and Central Asia Sarah Mail.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture, the  parties met to discuss the programs implemented by the bank in the  field of agriculture, as well as the prospects for development of  cooperation. The Minister expressed hope that further cooperation  will continue to develop and expand in new directions.

During the meeting, the minister presented the guests the main goals  and priorities of the agro-politics of Armenia, noting that in these  areas there is a need for support from the WB. A. Khachataryan said  that about 90-95% of gross agricultural production is formed at the  expense of small farms, increase of sown areas and improvement of the  pricing mechanism. In addition, the head of the agricultural  department noted that the initiative to develop organic production  and significant agriculture is in the focus of attention of the  department.

During the discussions it was noted that according to the World Bank,  the Armenian state program of leasing of agricultural machinery was  recognized as the best in the region and could serve as an example  for other countries.

At the end of the meeting, the sides exchanged views on issues of  mutual interest.


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