AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY PROVIDED TO TAVUSH REGION'S SIX BORDER VILLAGES WITH FINANCING OF HAYASTAN ALL ARMENIAN FUND'S EAST COAST AFFILIATE

NOYAN TAPAN
http://www.nt.am/news.php?shownews=115917
JU LY 23

A combine harvester and two tractors have been provided to six border
communities in Tavush region within the framework of the Development
Program of Armenian and Artsakh border villages, with the financing
of the Fund's East Coast Affiliate.

According to Fund's report, the machinery will serve the needs of
the communities of Aknaghbyur, Azatamut, Ditavan, Lusahovit, Lusadzor
and Khashtarak and will be a welcome and much needed relief for the
local farmers who, with the lack of adequate machinery, were mostly
restricted to manual labor for the cultivation of their land. An
energy and time consuming process decreased the productivity of the
land, while also increasing the market price of the end product.

The agricultural machinery will be co-owned and jointly managed by
the community administrations of the six beneficiary communities. They
will together plan the cultivation and harvesting schedule, making sure
that the machinery adequately addresses the specific needs of all the
villages. When finished with the arable land in the six beneficiary
communities, the machinery will also be used to help farmers from
the neighboring communities.