Armenia - Country Commercial Guide: Livestock Farming

Agriculture is one of the most important sectors of the Armenian economy. Approximately 30 percent of workers in Armenia are employed in the agriculture sector. 

Armenia - Country Commercial Guide: Livestock Farming

The livestock sector is facing serious challenges, such as unsustainable pasture management and underutilization, persistent livestock diseases, processing and marketing constraints, and reduced productivity.  Imported meat now accounts for half of national meat consumption, due to low productivity in the livestock sector and the unreliable supply of meat and milk.

Livestock breeding is a central component of the Armenian agricultural sector.  In recent years, almost 40 percent of the country’s gross agricultural product has come from livestock breeding.  Nearly all of the cattle raised in Armenia are well adapted to local climate conditions.

Food products, including meat and meat products made from it, can be successfully delivered to international markets with modern processing and packaging technologies.

There are opportunities for U.S. firms to sell agriculture and food products, machinery, and technology to Armenian entities.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture