Agricultural Ministryof Armenia considers possibility of assuming role of a link between farmers and restaurants
The Armenian Ministry of Agriculture is considering taking the role of a link between farmers / cooperatives and restaurants. Answering the question of ArmInfo, the Acting Minister of Agriculture Gegham Gevorgyan said on the margins of the first meeting of the founders of the Armenian Restaurants Assotiation - ARA.
<With our assistance, agricultural cooperatives were created, which we can assist in ensuring their connection with restaurants. However, one should not interfere much in the business, since they work better with each other, "he stressed.
According to G. Gevorgyan, providing such a link would be a serious incentive both for increasing domestic production of agricultural products and for selling them to the final consumer at a normal price. He stressed that agricultural products come through several intermediaries to the final consumer, which leads to an increase in value. In this vein, he cited the example of the Yeremyan Projects, which buys products directly from farmers. "I believe this is a serious component of social corporate responsibility," he noted.
To note, the Armenian Restaurant Association (ARA), established in 2018, is a platform that unites representatives of the country's restaurant business. As part of its activities, ARA intends to protect the rights of restaurateurs, raise current issues, explore international trends in the development of the sector, promote cooperation with international partners, ensure participation in events (including exchange of experience).