ANKARA: Organic farming in Armenia

Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey
Aug 9 2009

Organic farming in Armenia

Sunday, August 9, 2009
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News

Green Lane has been training farmers and sending experts out to help
farmers use organic methods.

Green Lane, an Armenian non-governmental organization, is delivering
fresh produce each week in Yerevan grown by farmers in the Tavush

Nune Sarukhanyan, chairman of Green Lane, says the organization aims
to advance organic farming in the country, according to a story
published by the Web site.

Tavush boasts the smallest amount of legal and illegal pesticides,
according to Sarukhanyan. `It is the safest region to grow organic
products,’ he told the Web site.

`Green Lane has been training farmers, sending experts out to help
farmers use organic methods, and more importantly, distributing and
selling their produce to larger local markets,’
said. `Recently, they’ve been pushing the use of reusable cloth bags
to their customers to cut down on plastic bag use.’

The organization’s larger goal is to get Armenian products to meet
European organic standards.