Rural life and traditions festival | EUNewsletter

Rural life and traditions festival

30 September 2015
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The rural life and traditions festival took place on 26 September 2015 in Yerevan, supported by the EU. More than 70 farmer groups, agricultural entrepreneurs and women’s groups from all the Armenian marzes took part in the festival, which encompassed singing, dancing and theatrical performances, a wide variety of arts and handicrafts made by local artisans and craftsmen, and farmers’ produce.
ARS_9070John Barker, the International Aid/Cooperation Officer in the EU Delegation to Armenia, spoke about the importance of the event: ‘The EU is delighted to support now already the second festival of rural life and traditions,. Why is this festival so important? Farmers in Armenia understand how difficult it is to find markets for their products – nobody creates markets for them and they have to find them by themselves. Therefore, we brought farmers from all over the country to help them to find markets for their products. I ask you to walk around, buy their products and encourage them. Last year during this event I promised that the EU would start an agricultural programme; now, as I promised, we started the ENPARD programme’.
Armenian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Garnik Petrosyan welcomed guests and congratulated participants: ‘I want to congratulate everybody on this event. This is a very good occasion to present Armenian villages, traditions and farmers here in Yerevan’.
Different prizes were given to participants for the best table, best woman farmer, best performance, etc.

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Rural life and traditions festival

The rural life and traditions festival took place on 26 September 2015 in Yerevan, supported by the EU. More than 70 farmer groups, agricultural entrepreneurs and women’s groups from all the Armenian marzes took part in the festival, which encompassed singing, dancing and theatrical performances, a wide variety of arts and handicrafts made by local artisans and craftsmen, and farmers’ produce. ARS_9070John Barker, the International Aid/Cooperation Officer in the EU Delegation to Armenia, spoke about the importance of the event: ‘The EU is delighted to support now already the second festival of rural life and traditions,. Why is this festival so important? Farmers in Armenia understand how difficult it is to find markets for their products – nobody creates markets for them and they have to find them by themselves. Therefore, we brought farmers from all over the country to help them to find markets for their products. I ask you to walk around, buy their products and encourage them. Last year during this event I promised that the EU would start an agricultural programme; now, as I promised, we started the ENPARD programme’. Armenian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Garnik Petrosyan welcomed guests and congratulated participants: ‘I want to congratulate everybody on this event. This is a very good occasion to present Armenian villages, traditions and farmers here in Yerevan’. Different prizes were given to participants for the best table, best woman farmer, best performance, etc. ARS_9096