Cotton production in Armenia
up:date, 06 10 2021 by Jans Bock-Schroeder
On his documentary journey through the former Soviet Union, Bock-Schroeder photographed and documented cotton production in Armenia.
Armenian clothing reflects a rich cultural tradition. Wool and fur were used by Armenians followed later by cotton which was harvested in the fertile volcanic soils of the Armenian Land.
Agriculture in Armenia
Cotton has been cultivated in Armenia since the era of the United Soviet Socialist Republic.
During this time, Armenia produced extensive cotton, which was used in local textile production as well as exported to Central Asian countries.
Leftover cotton is used for the production of cellulose, while the seeds are processed into vegetable oil or used as livestock feed.
Cotton factory in Maralik
Armenia resumed cotton production in 2019 with the construction of a cotton production plant in Shirak province. Armenia and Russia are the primary focus markets.
The youngest Catholicoi in the history of the Armenian Apostolic Church.