Deputy Agriculture Minister: Azerbaijan may slightly reduce fruits and vegetables export
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.21 / Trend E. Ismailov /
Natural disasters that have occurred this year in the Azerbaijani regions due to flood in the Kur and Araz rivers, may slightly affect the export of fruits and vegetables from the country, the Azerbaijani Deputy Agriculture Minister Bahram Aliyev said today.
According to him, talking about growing fruits and vegetables in the areas affected by floods is impossible yet. But given the whole country, the amount of production of fruits and vegetables fully satisfies the country's needs in this kind of agricultural products.
Although Azerbaijan has potential to export fruits and vegetables, the occurred floods may slightly affect their export.
Floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to rise in Kur River and rainfalls. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe and 50,000 hectares of cultivated land left under water.