A New Buckwheat Processing Factory in Armenia
Posted on July 14, 2017
In a week, the stores of Armenia will receive the first buckwheat made in Armenia. Since independence Armenia has been importing buckwheat from abroad. A new buckwheat processing factory in Armenia has been built in Bavra, a village in Shirak Region. The project was implemented with the financial support of Devecyan, Ekserciyan, Simsiroglu families of Argentina of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund and in partnership with the European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The Bavra factory processes and packs buckwheat under the “Nor Hatik” label. The factory plans to increase production to 9,000 tons annually. The factory serves cooperatives of close to 430 farmers throughout the regions of Shirak, Lori, and Aragatsotn. The number of these farmers, who have joined forces through cooperatives in order to optimize the sowing, harvesting, and selling processes, is expected to grow with the increase of production at the Bavra factory.

Bavra is the gateway to Northern Armenia. In the past years, Hayastan All- Armenian Fund has built a community center, a playground, and a sports field in the village, all through the sponsorship of the Devecyan family.