Armenia to ensure 70% grain production by 2014

Armenia to ensure 70% grain production by 2014

PanARMENIAN.Net - Use of high-quality seeds would increase Armenia’s sown area by 20 thous. hectare, RA Deputy Minister of Agriculture said.

“We will be able to bring the level to 60-70% by 2014,” Robert Makaryan said.

In 2011 the production volume of crops exceeded the index of 2010, with the level of wheat self-sufficiency totaling 38.7% (5% growth against the 2010 figure).

Such results were achieved in Armenia due to implementation of such programs as “Development of seed farming and production of wheat seeds for 2010-2014,” “Development of barley and seed production in 2011,” “Development of corn production in 2011.”

650-720 thous. tons of grain crops are annually used in Armenia, only 435-450 thous. tons of which are used for food purposes. Local production totals 168-175 thous. tons, with the deficit met through import, the volume of which annually grossed 380-420 thous. tons for the past five years.

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