export of greenhouse tomatoes to Russia:

Armenia starts harvesting in high end greenhouses, plans more acreage

The tomatoes grown in Dutch style greenhouse farms in the Armenian Kotayk region are planned to be exported to Russia at the end of the year. This said the director of “Mavas Group” LLC, Armen Mkrtchyan, during a press conference on August 27. He mentioned that construction of greenhouse farms began in 2011. It is planned to expand greenhouse economy. “Last year we installed the first Dutch technologies, it gave perfect results and the company decided to build several other greenhouse farms. It is planned to finish those works at the end of the year,” mentioned the director of the company, reports “Armenpress”.

Mkrtchyan clarified that mainly tomato will be grown in the greenhouses. “We have preliminary arrangements with Russian importers and according to those arrangements at the end of November or in the beginning of December we will begin the export process,” said Mkrtchyan adding that it is planned to export annually around 6,000 tones of vegetables to Russia and other CIS member countries. He mentioned that almost 70 percent of exported vegetables will be tomato.


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