The Government of Armenia approved the proposal to amend the agreement with the French Development Agency on assistance in the field of agriculture. The purpose of the program is to develop the irrigation system by means of technical assistance (4.4 million euros) and investments (5.6 million euros) to exclude obstacles to accessibility and to boost infrastructure for water storage and irrigation and land consolidation. The project will be implemented in the Ararat and Armavir regions (with a population of 500 thousand people), which will significantly stimulate the modernization of agricultural production.
To boost the agricultural sector in Armenia, the Government has approved the state subsidy program for the greenhouses in the country:
There are three options for the construction of greenhouses and their technological support:
Option 1: Tunnel greenhouse with an area of 300-600sq.m with single or double-layer polyethylene film and enriched ground, the cost of construction and technological support of which is estimated at 11,850AMD per square meter. Compensation for expenses is provided in the amount of 4,000AMD per square meter, and for citizens who have become disabled as a result of military service or combat operations during military service, economic entities, operating in border settlements receive social assistance by the Resolution of the Government of the RA 1444-N of December 18, 2014, to agricultural cooperatives, youth (18-35 years) 6,000AMD per square meter for economic activities in agriculture, higher and secondary vocational training institutions, and agricultural research and production organizations
Option 2: Greenhouse area of 800-3000 sq. m with single or multi-roll polyethylene film and enriched groundmass, the cost of construction and technological support of which is estimated at 24,550AMD per square meter. Compensation of 8,000AMD per square meter is provided, while for those with benefits under Option 1, the compensation is 12,000AMD per square meter.
Option 3: Greenhouse area of 800-3000 sq. m with one or multiple polyethylene films by hydroponic growing method, the cost of construction and technological support of which is estimated at 30,000AMD per square meter. Cost compensation is provided in the amount of 10,000AMD per square meter, while for those who have benefits under Option 1, the compensation is 15,000AMD per square meter.
The details can be found on the website of the Ministry of Economy of the RA: