USAID-funded feed analysis laboratory opened in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 26 /Trend, A.Akhundov/
With the financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (
USAID), Agro Information Center (AIM) opened the first modern Feed Analysis Laboratory today in Agjabadi town of Azerbaijan, the USAID reported on Friday.
The project was financed within the Private Sector Competitiveness Enhancement project (PSCEP) implemented in Azerbaijan and funded by the USAID.
"The primary goal of the feed analysis laboratory is to increase milk production, daily weight gain for beef and poultry, as well as egg production in farms in the central region of the country in conformity with the world's best practices," the press release says.
"With the assistance from the American people, USAID is pleased to have supported the establishment of the Feed Laboratory", said Keith Simmons, USAID/Azerbaijan Acting Country Coordinator. "The laboratory will complement and augment AIM's current support and provide a critically needed service to the livestock, poultry, and aquaculture sectors."
All equipment necessary for animal feed analysis was purchased and installed in the laboratory, and the staff received neccesary training and recommendations from foreign specialists.
Agro Information Centre is a national non-governmental organization registered in November 1999 by the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan.
The main goal of the Center is to strengthen confidence and farmers' incomes by providing consultancy and information services, as well as support services.