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Armenian Govt to Help Build Smart Cattle-breeding Farms

14 June 2019

ARMENIA - In early April the government of Armenia approved an assistance program for construction, reconstruction and technological re-equipment of small and medium-sized "smart cattle-breeding farms".

The goal of the programme is help farmers increase their productivity. In 2019-2021 some 3.2 billion drams are to be invested in the construction of 230 "smart’ farms.

Deputy Economy Minister Tigran Gabrielyan told reporters today that the government had planned to finance 30 farms this year, but has already received 135 applications and has approved 123 of them.

Mr Gabrielyan said that all the submitted projects will get government funding. He said also ten day intensive courses will be held for farmers by the Agrarian University.

Three models of farms are offered – with 130-280 square meters, designed for 15 cattle worth 11 million drams, with 280-450 square meters for 25 cattle worth 23 million drams and with 450 square meters for 45 cattle worth 35 million drams.

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Source: ARKA News Agency

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