News International Experts to Evaluate Veterinary Services in Armenia
11:34 | October 2, 2018
The team arrived yesterday and was greeted by Armenian Minister of Agriculture Artour Khachatryan
who said: “The health of animals is of prime importance for us and we appreciate any advice or critique
that helps us improve the sector.”
Articles Blight Devastates Peach Tree Orchards in Northern Armenia
15:45 | August 16, 2018
Hundreds of hectares of peach trees in Armenia’s northern Noyemberyan region are dying.
Articles Minister to Farmers: Government Will Provide Some Compensation for Hail Damage
16:56 | June 22, 2018
Samvel Hovhannisyan, a resident of Aghavnatoun, asked the minister if the country’s peasants would
see a tangible difference between the current government and the past one.
News Dairy Farmers Protest Low Milk Prices; Park Trucks Outside Government Building in Yerevan
13:53 | June 18, 2018
Small-scale dairy farmers, irate over the low milk prices being offered by wholesalers, brought their
protest to the center of Yerevan today, parking their trucks, loaded with several tons of milk, outside the
Articles Yeghegnadzor: Only Traces of Its Manufacturing Heyday Remain
00:05 | June 14, 2018
In the Soviet era, various factories operated in Yeghegnadzor, the provincial capital of Armenia’s Vayots
Dzor Province, solving the issue of employment there. Now, only three factories remain.
News Aragatzotn Villagers Block Highway to Protest Falling Wholesale Milk Prices
15:49 | May 11, 2018
Residents say that if the price they are getting for their milk has dropped by 40%, the retail price for
yogurt, milk and sour cream should drop by 40% as well, but it hasn’t.
News Ostriches and Pistachios: Prime Minister Tours Armavir Province
15:30 | March 19, 2018
During his tour of Armavir Province, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan visited an ostrich
farm in the community of Pstavan and extolled the venture launched in 2008.
News Breaking Stereotypes: Tired of Working in Russia, Hamlet Launches Successful Poultry Farm in Native
00:04 | March 5, 2018
27-year-old Hamlet Mazmanyan, resident of Lernavan village in Armenia’s Lori Province, could serve
as a role model for many young people in Armenia.Working abroad for several years, he finally decided
to start his own poultry farming business so that he could in his native village with his family. Despite
the difficulties, Hamlet is sure that working in the village can be successful.
News Armenian Agricultural Delegation Wraps Up Austrian Tour
16:24 | February 17, 2018
A delegation led by Armenian Minister of Agriculture Ignati Arakelyan met with Austrian Secretary
General of the Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism Josef Plank on February 12 in Vienna and the
sides discussed matters pertaining to cooperation memorandum signed by the agriculture ministries of
the two countries in 2015.
Articles Armenia’s Farmers Raise Concerns: Reservoirs and Irrigation System Need Efficiency Revamp
16:55 | February 15, 2018
Deputy Chairman of the State Water Management Committee Volodya Narimanyan says that there are
some 80 reservoirs in Armenia, with a total volume of 1.2 billion cubic meters. Eleven of them are
relatively larger. As of February 13, eleven reservoirs are filled only with 229.97 million cubic meters of
water - 30% of their total capacity.
News GMOs in Armenia; Agriculture Minister, U.S. Ambassador Discuss 'Public Right to Know' Issue
17:45 | December 20, 2017
Armenian Minister of Agriculture Ignaty Arakelyan told U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills that the public
would be “warned in advance” regarding the existence of GMOs in food and other items, since it has yet
to be proven that they are safe.
News Armenia: On Lake Sevan's Southern Shores
17:49 | November 11, 2017
Armenia: On Lake Sevan's Southern Shores
Articles Harvesting Potatoes on Lake Sevan’s Southern Shore: Many Prefer Working the Land Than Leaving for
00:15 | November 3, 2017
“We’ll find something to do in the village. But we’ll never work for someone else in Russia.”
Articles Potato Harvest in Dzovak: Odds Stacked Against Small Scale Farmers
21:41 | October 3, 2017
Eight-year-old Manvel gathers a mound of dung in the yard of his house. He’s preparing a small fire to
roast some potatoes. They’re delicious, he boasts.
Articles Garik the “Grape Oligarch” – Kaghtsrashen Native Steers Clear of Wholesale Market’s Ups and Downs
22:32 | September 25, 2017
Garik Hakobyan has been growing grapes in his native Kaghtsrashen ever since the privatization of land
News Kaghtsrashen – Grape Harvest
20:56 | September 25, 2017
The grape harvest is in full swing in Kaghtsrashen, a village in Armenia’s Ararat Province.
News Harvest in Yerevan: Co-ops, Farmers Selling Preserves, Juices, Pastries and More
17:05 | September 16, 2017
The 4th Annual Rural Life and Traditions Festival opened today in Yerevan’s English Park.
Displaying the bounty of Armenia, the festival also seeks to reinvigorate the centuries-old tradition of
people gathering at harvest time for camaraderie and fellowship.
News Armenia's Central Bank Issues More Optimistic GDP Numbers for 2017
14:53 | August 29, 2017
Armenia’s Central Bank now says the country will experience 3.9-4.8% economic growth this year, up
from its original estimate of 3.3-4.8% released after the 1st quarter.
Articles No Irrigation Water: Zorakan Village Residents Threaten to Close Highway
17:52 | August 21, 2017
Rafik Babajanyan, a farmer in Zorakan, says the village is one of the most neglected in the country and
that irrigation water has always been a problem. Residents, he says, are always complaining to local and
Articles The “Sun of Van”: Varouzhan Mouradyan Returns to Armenia to Produce Quality Wine
15:40 | August 20, 2017
"They say people don’t come back from two places - from the afterworld and from the U.S.," says
winemaker Varouzhan Mouradyan. He returned to Armenia after living in the U.S. for twenty years. He
left with his wife in 1991, and their four children were born in the United States.