FAO supports bee farmers in Azerbaijan despite tough pandemic times
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Fidan Babayeva – Trend:
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) in Azerbaijan provided 10 bee boxes and various tools for use on the farm to 7 beekeeping farmers from the Agdash and Gakh districts of Azerbaijan, a source in the FAO’s Partnership and Coordination Office in Azerbaijan told Trend.
“Despite the difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we continue to support farmers,” the source said.
“The FAO is implementing a number of projects in Azerbaijan, such as the development and implementation of a sustainable sheep growing chain, raising livestock production efficiency, creating a national healthy seed potato production system, stimulating employment among women and youth in the agricultural sector, which, in turn, diversifies sources of rural income,” noted the source.
“The project on assessment and monitoring of forest resources to strengthen the knowledge base in the field of forestry in Azerbaijan is implemented with the support of the FAO’s Partnership and Coordination Office in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, as well as the Global Environment Facility (GEF),” the source added.
In September 2019, the FAO, together with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, also launched a project in Azerbaijan. It aims at a detailed analysis of the application of practical and technological solutions to simplify the implementation of national obligations. The project budget is approximately $500,000, and the duration is 18 months.
The FAO will provide the necessary support in introducing and applying best international practices in Azerbaijan.
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