The Last Breath of Soviet Machinery

Author: Gayane Mkrtchyan


Approximately 80% of agricultural machinery is of Soviet heritage in Armenia. They are outdated and useless. For agricultural work, many villagers have to rent private tractors and combine harvesters, which are expensive. Sometimes, because of the lack of machinery, land is left uncultivated. On the other hand, grant programs give new machinery only to those few villages where collective farms have been created.