POMICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WILL START IN AUTUMN IN NKR
One of the most important directions of the NKR Ministry of Agriculture’s policy is to give new impetus to the development of pomiculture.
It is noticable that farmers are recommended to purchase localy produced tree seedlings for the development of pomiculture as they are adapted to our climatic conditions besides we avoid such problems as the decrease of survival rate of seedlings in the result of long-term transportations and sanitary quarantine measures.
Today in NKR several large nursery farms exist that deal with the growing of traditional and non- traditional tree seedlings for Artsakh including pomegranate, walnuts, hazelnuts, apples, pears, cherry, oriental persimmon, figs and kiwi, tropical and citrus trees. The seedlings will be provided at affordable prices to the farmers, however, promoting the development of domestic fruit production.
For this purpose, the Ministry of Agriculture of Artsakh Republic ordered seedlings to the individuals conducting nursery farms and acquired an agreement according to which seedlings, within the framework of pomiculture development program, will be given to those farmers who are willing to set up orchards, using the latest technologies and modern irrigation systems, particularly drip irrigation system.
It is also noteworthy to mention that the specialists of the Ministry of Agriculture headed by the Minister are ready to hold a professional consultation and provide support for the solution of any problem.