Animal feed, tomato prices rise in Armenia
Armenian experts note that since the new government came to power in the country, about 100,000 farmers went broke, and now the animal husbandry of Armenia is at risk.
The price of animal feed has recently increased by some 6 percent, according to the Armenian media, and this hit hard the pockets of rural population.
“Animal feed cost 10,200 drams ($21.26), but now it costs 10,800 drams ($22.51),” the impoverished buyers have recently complained to reporters.
Feed suppliers, in turn, said that the rise in prices is seasonal, but they are unlikely to fall. The situation is further complicated by the raising of tariffs on the Georgian railway, but the Armenian authorities, instead of solving these urgent problems, continue to spend all their energy on making populist statements.
“Car owners remain unemployed, bread gets expensive by 3040 drams. There is a problem. If this continues, of course, it will rise in price even more. A businessman will not work at a loss, will he?” angered suppliers told Armenian reporters.
Meanwhile, the price of tomatoes has also tangibly increased in Armenia. Expert on food law David Pipoyan believes that the current situation is the result of incompetent management. In an interview with Armenian media, he stressed that the work of the current agriculture ministry does not differ from its predecessors.
“Now both farmers and producers are dissatisfied, while food supply should be an integral part of the national security strategy,” he noted.
The expert stressed that the Armenian agriculture ministry should develop an agricultural policy, otherwise farmers and consumers will constantly complain about the cost of milk, meat and vegetables.
Thus, despite the fact that the new leadership of Armenia has been in power for the fifth month, the main problems of the population of the country have not been solved yet. Leading an endless 'war' against his predecessors, Pashinyan forgets to take care of ordinary citizens who brought him to power. This, in turn, may easily lead to another wave of discontent in the Armenian society.