YEREVAN (Arka)—Lebanese company Gardenia Lebniz Farms is establishing pecan orchards in the Kotayk province of Armenia to grow a variety of the nut, the Armenian Agricultural Ministry reported Monday.
The news came following a meeting of Armenian Agriculture Minister Sergo Karapetyan with Lebanese ambassador to Armenia Jean Makaron, head of Gardenia Lebniz Farms Nicola Abu Faisal, and another representative of the company Jamil Abdeim.
The Lebanese company has already chosen 20 hectares of land in Yeghvard and is making preparatory work for planting the first pecan trees brought from the U.S. state of California.
Representatives of the company said that some products of the company, like olives, spices and grains, will be sold in Armenian stores soon. Sergo Karapetyan promised to cooperate fully with the Lebanese company. The Lebanese company sells its products to more than 40 countries.