World Bank Implements 4 Agricultural Programs In Armenia


2007-08-10 18:15:00

World Bank implements 4 programs in the sphere of agriculture
in Armenia, including renders technical assistance in food safety
provision in Armenia. Director of the program of assistance in state
reforms by the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia Gagik Khachatryan
made the above statement at a Roundtable on the topic "Food safety
problems and the main ways to overcome them," Friday.

Despite the implementation of a number of food safety programs in
Armenia, food safety problem is still acute for lack of necessary
laboratories, specialists and equipment, he said. Import of food
control equipment in the country is expected till 2013. "We have
studied international experience in this constantly developing sphere,
which is of great importance for Armenia."

For his part, representative of the WB Armenia Office Artavazd
Hakobyan said Armenia is still at the stage of transitional period in
market economy. Due to WB assistance, Armenia implements agricultural
programs on development of irrigation systems and small business,
prevention of avian flue etc..