ArmInfo. In the border communities of the Tavush region of Armenia, the process of buying grapes began. The RA Minister of Agriculture Arthur Khachatryan familiarized himself with the procurement process.
According to the press service of the ministry, the minister was informed that the Ijevan Wine and Brandy Factory is already buying grapes for the third day. Director of the enterprise Artak Paronyan informed that last year 700 tons of grapes were harvested, and this year the company is ready to purchase the product in unlimited quantity at a price of 140-190 drams per kilogram. Money will be paid on the spot and without delay.
Ijevan wine and cognac factory also produces canned goods, which are sold both on the domestic market and exported.
Responsible for the sphere of the person assured the minister that in total in the region will be harvested 1 thousand tons of grapes, and throughout the republic - up to 5 thousand tons.
A resident of the Aigeovit community, Mkhitar Shahparyan, said that this year he intends to sell 2.5 tons of grapes at a price of 145 drams against 130 drams last year. Anti-hail systems in farms of the farmer are not used yet, since the areas of the vineyards are small, and calculations on the efficiency of the networks have not yet been made.
In the course of the meeting held at the meeting, the minister presented in detail the decision taken at the previous meeting of the government, according to which farmers of 27 border communities of Tavush region will receive state support for spring field work. In particular, individuals and legal entities will receive 60,000 drams to carry out works on an area of up to 7 hectares. The meeting also discussed the introduction of the institute of veterinarians, their activities, as well as providing them with advisory assistance. The Minister emphasized the importance of providing highly qualified advisory assistance, adding that the structures of the Agricultural Development Fund should do a great job in this direction.