More Armenia small companies, farmers to set up organic production with European assistance

More Armenia small companies, farmers to set up organic production with European assistance

Thirty to forty more small companies and farmers in Armenia will receive assistance, with the support of the European Commission and the Austrian Development Agency, to transition to organic production, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Armen Harutyunyan said, News.am reported.

A €3 million-grant will be allocated for this project. It will assist small and medium-sized producers of organic products.

The other two components of this project are raising public awareness of organic products, and assisting Armenian producers in international markets.

“We have received [respective] applications from a variety of branches and various regions [in Armenia], which is very important to us,” added Harutyunyan.

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