Best practices in fruit drying for stronger export growth

New fruit drying technologies for stronger export growth

On 20-21 May, Armenian entrepreneurs are learning about new technologies and trends in fruit drying at a two-day workshop in Yerevan. The training is organised by the International Trade Centre ‘Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union, under the EU4Business initiative. 

The training aims to introduce Armenian dried fruit producers to advanced methods for fruit treatment before and after drying, different drying techniques, packaging and new product development. The theoretical part of the training will be followed by practical exercises taking place at the production site of Agrolog, one of the beneficiary companies of the Ready to Trade project. 

The European Union is a big market for Armenian fruit producers. After attending the training, entrepreneurs will be able to upgrade their technologies and skills to better match the needs of EU consumers. 

In total, six dried fruit producing companies, which are beneficiaries of the Ready to Trade Project, are attending the training, as well as dried fruit technologists and representatives of associations and business support organisations of Armenia.  Representatives of dried fruit producing companies from Georgia are also present at the training. 

Ready to Trade is an ITC project, funded under the European Union’s EU4Business initiative, working with SMEs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to help them target and access foreign markets, with a special focus on the European Union.