Armenian food companies showcasing their products at WorldFood Moscow 2017 fair
YEREVAN, September 12. /ARKA/. With the support of the Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA), 16 Armenian food industry companies are showcasing Armenia-made products in a joint pavilion at “WorldFood Moscow 2017” exhibition, running from September 11-14 in Moscow, DFA said.
It said the Armenian pavilion features locally produced fruit, vegetable, fish and meat preservers, juices, compotes, chocolate, honey, dried fruits, mineral and drinking water, beer, fish and meat products, and tea assortment, to international buyers. Moreover, the organic food produced by 6 companies is on display at the Armenian pavilion for the first time with the help of the Organic
Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI) of the Austrian Development Agency. The Foundation supports the companies in presentation of their products to international buyers within the frames of the export promotion and product recognizability enhancement strategy of the government. The participants of the previous exhibition concluded 12 food export contracts with value of 570 million AMD.
“The Armenian companies concluded contracts with record export volume during the previous exhibition. But this is not enough: we set a challenge to attending companies to be more flexible, to match the requirements of international markets in terms of appearance, quality and volumes of products, as well as to increase the volumes of concluded contracts”, noted the CEO of the Development Foundation of Armenia Armen Avak Avakian.
On the second day of the exhibition, tasting session was conducted, during which the products intended for the Russian market, such as draught beer, Greek yoghurt, “Arfetto” cheese, bio curd and bio sour creams, were presented to the visitors, wholesale buyers and distributors.
About 1500 companies from more than 65 countries are attending the “WorldFood Moscow 2017”, and around 29 thousand specialists are expected to visit the exhibition. The Minister of Agriculture of Armenia Ignati Arakelyan and the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to Russia Vardan Toghanyan have also visited the Armenian pavilion. ($1 – 478.35 drams). -0-