Farmers have got a chance to sell their crops, while Yerevan residents could buy agricultural products without any middlemen, benefiting both parties
The agricultural trade fair has opened in Yerevan today. The aim of the fair is to create a platform for trading without middlemen, for both the farmers and the population.
About 120-130 farmers from three Armenian regions, where crops have already ripened, have brought their produce to the fair.
To save farmers extra costs, they were offered places where they could display their products, as well as scales, free of charge.
On a side note, the Armenian Agriculture Minister, Ignaty Arakelyan, also visited the trade fair this morning. It wasn’t an official visit. He came to the fair to do shopping.
He asked the sellers apricot and cucumber prices, tried some fruit and then purchased the products. The journalists noticed that the minister came to the fair with a shopping list of things that he needed at home.