Dairy development strategy in the Republic of Armenia

From February 9-11, 2016, within the “Dairy development strategy in the Republic of Armenia” program the senior dairy expert with DeLaval Mr. Stephan Bergstrand, paid an introductory visit to Armenia with the aim of collecting the initial information.

During the visit Mr. Stephan Bergstand and the regional director of “Delaval” for South Caucasus and Moldova Mr. Oleg Pavlov, accompanied by “CARD AgroService” CJSC director Mr. Gagik Sardaryan and “CARD AgroService” sales manager Mr. Areg Gedeonyan met with the RA Minister of Agriculture Mr. Sergo Karapetyan. During the meeting, Stephan Bergstrand presented the dairy production success in several countries as a result of cooperation with “DeLaval” company. On behalf of the Ministry Mr. Sergo Karapetyan expressed willingness to provide technical as well as professional support in the strategy development process.

A number of meetings with farmers, milk collection centers and milk processors were held, as well as workshops and round-table discussions in Card Office.

The dairy development strategy aims to achieve a number of measurable improvements, especially doubling milk supply and improving milk quality.

During the strategy development program the conditions and infrastructures in the sphere will be studied and the factors that either prevent or contribute to the development of dairy sector will be clarified.

“CARD AgroService” CJSC, along with “DeLaval” company has undertaken the implementation of the program by April-May 2016.

The revised documents will enable RA Ministry of Agriculture, as well as development agencies, entrepreneurs and other beneficiaries to foresee and implement systematic measures, which will help to achieve the established goals.