Support to agriculture | EUNewsletter

Support to agriculture

29 January 2015
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The official launch event of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Armenia took place on 23 January 2015 at the Armenia Mariott hotel. The project is funded by the EU and the Republic of Austria and is aiming at supporting agricultural and rural development in Armenia.
LUM_9301Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, said that the EU would continue to provide assistance to Armenia: ‘Following on from our joint event with the Prime Minister on 16 January, when we introduced the package of more than €77 million of support programmes for Armenia, today is the official launch of one of those programmes – ENPARD. This programme will adapt and further support the development of existing strategies for agricultural and rural development in Armenia’. LUM_9277Armenian Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan mentioned the importance supporting rural development and agriculture in Armenia. ‘We have been working with the EU, the Austrian Development Agency and the UN on this programme for about a year to improve the livelihoods of people living in rural areas and to meet their needs, as well as other important agricultural issues. I want to reaffirm the Ministry’s and my personal readiness to continue our two-sided, multilateral relations and dialogue on agriculture. Armenia continues to strengthen and enhance relations with the EU in all directions. It is especially visible in our sector, in which many joint projects have been implemented over the recent years’.
LUM_9342The Representative of the Austrian Development Agency, Gunther Zimmer, spoke in more detail about ENPARD: ‘Contributing to one of the components of this programme will be fundamental to the new wave of agricultural development in Armenia. Agriculture is, and will continue to be the primary focus area of cooperation of the Austrian Development Agency in the country, as agriculture plays a critical role in the overall development of the Armenian economy. We also believe that strengthening rural communities and creating economic opportunities is the right way forward.”
This programme will be implemented over the next three years, providing € 20 million of budget support for the Government of Armenia to enhance agricultural and rural development. Further € 5 million will be provided to support the Ministry of Agriculture and to promote the development of farmers groups and value adding chains throughout Armenia. The Austrian Development Cooperation is providing an additional € 1 million for the assistance to farmers groups and value adding chains.

Support to agriculture

The official launch event of the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Armenia took place on 23 January 2015 at the Armenia Mariott hotel. The project is funded by the EU and the Republic of Austria and is aiming at supporting agricultural and rural development in Armenia. LUM_9301Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, said that the EU would continue to provide assistance to Armenia: ‘Following on from our joint event with the Prime Minister on 16 January, when we introduced the package of more than €77 million of support programmes for Armenia, today is the official launch of one of those programmes – ENPARD. This programme will adapt and further support the development of existing strategies for agricultural and rural development in Armenia’. LUM_9277Armenian Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan mentioned the importance supporting rural development and agriculture in Armenia. ‘We have been working with the EU, the Austrian Development Agency and the UN on this programme for about a year to improve the livelihoods of people living in rural areas and to meet their needs, as well as other important agricultural issues. I want to reaffirm the Ministry’s and my personal readiness to continue our two-sided, multilateral relations and dialogue on agriculture. Armenia continues to strengthen and enhance relations with the EU in all directions. It is especially visible in our sector, in which many joint projects have been implemented over the recent years’. LUM_9342The Representative of the Austrian Development Agency, Gunther Zimmer, spoke in more detail about ENPARD: ‘Contributing to one of the components of this programme will be fundamental to the new wave of agricultural development in Armenia. Agriculture is, and will continue to be the primary focus area of cooperation of the Austrian Development Agency in the country, as agriculture plays a critical role in the overall development of the Armenian economy. We also believe that strengthening rural communities and creating economic opportunities is the right way forward.” This programme will be implemented over the next three years, providing € 20 million of budget support for the Government of Armenia to enhance agricultural and rural development. Further € 5 million will be provided to support the Ministry of Agriculture and to promote the development of farmers groups and value adding chains throughout Armenia. The Austrian Development Cooperation is providing an additional € 1 million for the assistance to farmers groups and value adding chains.