YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan). Information released by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) suggesting that Armenia’s food stocks will run short next September came as a surprise to the government circles in Armenia. According to one of the officials of the Ministry of Agriculture of Armenia–the Republic has enough grain and food stocks–besides–the due yield doesn’t give any reason to worry either.
"If FAO implies that our stocks do not meet international standards–well–Armenia has never met them," an official–who asked not to mention his name–said. He went on to say that FAO’s worries might have been produced by the damage caused to Armenia’s agriculture by natural calamities last spring.
FAO was reported to have announced Armenia’s food stocks to be likely to run short next September–Georgia’s – next November–Azerbaijan’s – next February.