Female entrepreneurship in agricultural sector to be expanded in Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31

By Matanat Nasibova – Trend:

Azerbaijan's Women Entrepreneurs Association intends to launch a project aimed at expanding female entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector, head of Azerbaijan's Women Entrepreneurs Association Sakina Babayeva told Trend.

“The first pilot project, which was launched in 2018, has been completed,” she said. “The association intends to expand this sphere in the regions and rural areas.”

"We consider development of female business in the field of agriculture attractive and affordable because it is quite diverse and opens up many opportunities for women willing to start their own business in the place of residence,” Babayeva said.

“However, a financial factor is just the initial condition,” she said. “It is more important to correctly build the mechanism of work and business. In these issues we are trying to guide the novice women entrepreneurs through our consultants. These are women who have skills in this area and are well aware of the rules of doing business."

“Doing business has become quite affordable in terms of the reforms carried out in Azerbaijan, but the novice businesswoman must be informed, especially given the reforms in the tax sphere,” Babayeva said.

“Therefore, the main goal of our projects is training in doing business through training being conducted by our consultants,” she said. “Such projects are not funded by anyone and are carried out on a voluntary basis.”

According to the statistics, there are over 143,000 businesswomen in Azerbaijan today.

Azerbaijan's Women Entrepreneurs Association was established in October 2017 with the support of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs.

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