(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 31. The EU and FAO
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) are eyeing a joint
program to help Azerbaijan's agricultural sector, in particular,
the local farmers, Victor Bojkov, Head of Cooperation of the
Representative Office of the EU in Azerbaijan told trend .
'We have an annual supporting program for Azerbaijan which reaches
up to 15 million euros,' he explained. 'Every year we allocate this
sum of money, which we decide to spend in different areas, for
example healthcare or education, investment opportunities, so this
program comes from that particular amount of money.'
Now the EU, as Bojkov said, is looking to allocate a certain
portion of the mentioned sum of money, and jointly with FAO
implement a new program in Azerbaijan's agricultural sector.
'I am talking, at the top of my head, the half of 15 million
euros,' he said, without revealing any further details.
Bojkov noted that the aim is to help the farmers promote domestic
Meanwhile, FAO is focused on implementing projects to improve
product quality and protect the environment in Azerbaijan, as FAO
Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia Viorel Gutu said during a
regional seminar on the activities of FAO offices in Türkiye and
Azerbaijan earlier in January.
FAO targets supporting food and waste management projects in
Azerbaijan. The parties implemented over 60 joint projects in
agriculture, in particular, improved the agricultural environment,
as well as food security in the country's regions.
Azerbaijan is also paying special attention to developing
agriculture in its liberated lands.
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