The European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) that launched in 2015 has contributed to the economic growth of Armenia's rural communities and the creation of new and sustainable jobs in Shirak, Lori, Gegharkunik, Aragatsotn, Kotayk, and Vayots Dzor marzes. ENPARD programme summed up its achievements and results in Armenia through three closing events. The results of ENPARD “Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia” and “Producer Group and Value Chain Development” projects were presented.
The EU Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, thanked all the participants for effective cooperation: “We are very proud that we are the biggest donor for Armenian agriculture. There are many channels through which we contribute to the development of this field. This is not only about money, this is a symbolic expression of our political stance – we believe that agriculture is important for Armenia, that agriculture can be an engine for economic growth, and that investment in agriculture in Armenia can bring a lot of benefits to ordinary people, both producers and consumers”.
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