ArmInfo.After a working visit to the Ararat region, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan decided to share his impressions of the trip on his way back to Yerevan.
So, during a live broadcast on Facebook, the Armenian prime minister touched on issues voiced by the villagers, including the issue of irrigation. "Certainly, some issues will be resolved. But, what I thought during my entire visit, if these issues, including those related to irrigation water, are resolved, this will not solve the main problem. Why? Since there will be a year when there will be a lot of harvest and the price will be low, there will be a year when on the contrary there will be little harvest and prices will grow. There will be rain, hail, frost, drought. That is, there will be similar problems from year to year. I believe that a solution to the problem lies in changing thinking, "said the prime minister.
According to Pashinyan, even with a small amount of irrigation water, ten times more land can be cultivated, and today it is necessary to change the culture of development of the agricultural sector of the Republic of Armenia.
According to the head of the executive body, the modern farmer has already solved all the problems and every year he no longer thinks about what the harvest will be, but plans how much he needs. The prime minister noted that in the modern world, the crop does not depend on the weather, but on planning.
Pashinyan once again expressed his conviction that even if all existing issues are resolved, the farmer in Armenia will not live better until he changes his mindset. "It is necessary to resort to modern agricultural technologies: intensive agriculture; agriculture based on a business model; agriculture based on land enlargement. This should be our strategy," said the Prime Minister of Armenia, adding that there is one problem in this area - this is knowledge.
He also called positive the fact that many villagers already accept this fact.