BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 4. Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation [in the 2020 second Karabakh war] have great potential for the development of the agricultural sector, Tahir Rzayev, chairman of the Agrarian Policy Committee of Azerbaijani Parliament, told Trend.
According to Rzayev, the liberated territories will play an important role in ensuring food security in Azerbaijan.
He also said that these territories have historically been leaders in the production of quality grain, cotton, livestock, tobacco and viticulture products.
"Part of the liberated territories have been cleared of mines and are preparing for sowing. It’s profitable to grow cotton, grapes, sugar beet, and corn in Aghdam and Fuzuli districts, since the lands there are very fertile,” the MP noted.
“Kalbajar, Lachin and Gubadli as mountainous districts were historically considered zones of animal husbandry. At the same time, there are conditions for the development of fish farming in the liberated territories. Vegetables, melons and fodder crops can be also grown there," Rzayev said.
According to the MP, ensuring food security is one of the main tasks facing Azerbaijan.
"The issue of developing grain farming in the liberated territories is on the agenda. Besides, sugar beet can be planted on these lands and give a good harvest," added Rzayev.