FAO PROVIDED USD 1,8 MILLION FUNDING TO ARMENIA IN 2008-2009

PanARMENIAN.Net
May 13, 2010 - 18:12 AMT 13:12 GMT

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) provided
USD 1,8 million funding to Armenia in 2008-2009.

As FAO Director General Jacques Diouf stated, the organisation
will continue their assistance in RA government-specified priority
directions.

Armenian Agriculture Minister Gerasim Alaverdyan, in turn, gave high
assessment to RA-FAO relations, also commenting on projects to be
implemented. "USD 40 thousand was provided to Nubarashen pesticide
research laboratory; development of seed farming (USD 600 thousand
funding), upgrading laboratories (USD 2 million funding), and struggle
against brucellosis are among FAO priority programs."

RA Agriculture Minister pointed out fish-breeding, seed growing,
insurance scheme implementation, apricots genetic centre creation,
pastures amelioration among programs to be carried out in nearest
future.