The European Union supports Armenian farmers for many years through the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) and the Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI) project. On 30 October, the EU Ambassador Piotr Świtalski visited Vayots Dzor marz to meet Armenian farmers and witness the results of EU sub-grant projects first-hand.
Ambassador Świtalski thanked all sides for hospitality: “Since 2015 the EU contribution to ENPARD has been €25,000,000; the EU has given €2,800,000 to OASI. The EU is the biggest donor to this sector in Armenia and we are determined to continue our support. We believe that products form Armenia can enter European and other markets, bringing extra benefit to farmers. The European market is competitive, requirements are tough, but it is worth the effort”.
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