MP: Azerbaijan may increase export potential of agricultural products in 2011
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 7 / Trend U.Ismayilova /
Azerbaijan's production capacity should be converted into export opportunities from 2011, Parliamentary Social Policy Committee deputy head Musa Guliyev said in his in interview with the Emlak Bazari magazine of the NGO "Property Market Participants".
"In Azerbaijan there is potential for export to foreign markets high qualitative products, as well as agricultural products having the opportunity to stand out in a number of its features," Guliyev said.
He said some of these products have already been presented at the world-class exhibitions.
Guliyev believes that allocation of subsidies must be continued for the development of this sector, as the work undertaken in this direction earlier, give a certain effect - the construction of refrigerator stores and construction of grain terminals, which positively influenced the development of agriculture in the country.
Guliyev said these positive trends will be strengthened in subsequent years and at the same time will be developed the scope of seed, which is an important aspect in the development of agriculture. Azerbaijan has already established a large private enterprise in the field of seed production. The country will also provide new opportunities to entrepreneurs and allocate credits.
"We must try to achieve good results in agriculture, and that the products of local production has not yield nor in the quality nor on the volume of to foreign-made products," Guliyev said.
In the first place, he said, Azerbaijan has to cover domestic demand for agricultural products through local production.