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YEREVAN. –The Minister of Agriculture of Armenia, Sergo Karapetyan, on Wednesday paid a working visit to the Shirak Province.

Karapetyan headed there to assess the results of the state-run programs on seed breeding, seed production, and organic gardens.

The minister, speaking to the media representatives, expressed satisfaction with the results of these programs. He stressed that a highly guaranteed yield is expected this year from the wheat sown areas of Armenia.

“Owing to the projects being implemented, we are also able to solve the food safety problem in the country,” noted Karapetyan.

As per the minister, in the case when Armenia’s cultivated land had amounted to 62 percent in 2010, now this indicator has risen to 74 percent.

Sergo Karapetyan added that approximately 17,300 hectares of land has already been additionally cultivated in the current year, and thereby the total area of arable land in Armenia has reached 78 percent, and moreover, 84 percent of the country’s total sowing areas is cultivated in the Shirak Province.

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