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The objective of the TCFP is to provide self-sufficiency in a number of agricultural products by 2005. This includes all short shelf-life produce. Cereals, sugar, milk, and meat are intended to be provided mostly from domestic production. Further imports of vegetable oil are projected. Greater efficiency from existing labor, land, water, and financial resources and infrastructure are the main means for achieving these goals. 5 time higher export of foodstuffs and products of agricultural origin.
Fruit and Vegetable Canning Sector 130 B. Dairy and Milk Industries 134 C. Meat Processing 136 D. The Mixed Feed Industry 137 E. Flour Milling Industry 138 F. Wineries and Brandy Plants 139 G. Recommendations 140 10. Forestry and Environment 143 A. Forestry 143 B. Environmental Issues 150 11. 4 Annual Pesticide Use by Region 154 Page vii Preface The Armenian land privatization program is unique among former Soviet Republics in regard to the speed and completeness of its implementation. This review provides a status report on the food and agriculture sector in the Republic of Armenia in the first years of privatized primary agriculture and assesses the progress of sectoral reforms needed to complete the transition to a market based agricultural sector.
With the emergence of new private farms, the state enterprises have been unable to provide timely supplies of inputs and procurement of agricultural products. An incentive system providing the right motivation and financial resources for newly established private farms has yet to be created. Page 7 Chapter 2 Overall Strategy for Continuing Reforms in Food and Agriculture The ongoing reforms and future strategies for agriculture in Armenia suggest that the Government is fully committed to continuing reforms in the overall economy of the country, as well as in food and agriculture, and to completing the transition to a market system based on private ownership.