The Armenian capital of Yerevan will host an international potato seminar in August 2016.
In making the announcement, Hrachya Berberyan, head of an Armenian farmers union, said Armenia’s natural and climatic conditions are very favorable for potato growing.
According to Berberyan, the decision to organize the seminar was taken during a recent meeting of Armenian and Georgian potato growers. It was the first such meeting where the sides looked into the prospects for export of Armenian potato seeds to Georgia.
Berberyan said the meeting was attended by numerous representatives of international organizations, enhancing the prospects for export growth.
“The most important decision that was made at the meeting was the decision to organize an international seminar of potato growers in Armenia next August. We have sent invitations to our colleagues in Iran, Iraq and Eurasian Economic Union member countries. We have plans to start exports of high-quality potato seeds to Russia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Iraq, Iran and other countries,” Berberyan said.
‘We are planning to establish experimental fields and intend to invite everyone to come and see the results. It will be an event that will raise potato growing in Armenia to a new level,” Berberyan said.