UNDP, Ministry of Agriculture launch first joint agrotourism initiative in Azerbaijan

Hajigabul, 12 October 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture launched today the first joint agrotourism tour as part of a broader public-private partnership initiative in Hajigabul that aims to promote the benefits of rural tourism and sustainable farming for economic and community development.  A fairly young region of Azerbaijan established only 3 decades ago, Hajigabul is currently home to a vibrant flora, fauna and numerous architectural monuments of cultural and historical significance and has a great potential to become one of Azerbaijan’s well-established agrotourism destinations.

The agrotourism tour took place at a private farmland in the Meyniman village of Hajigabul owned by the Red Valley private company with the organization of UNDP and the Agrarian Supply and Procurement Open Stock Joint Company under the Ministry of Agriculture. The event brought together over 70 people from among the country’s business community, government agencies and diplomatic missions, along with a number of other national and international visitors.

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Azerbaijan’s flourishing farming sector needs support for smallholders, says UN food expert

GENEVA / BAKU, 11 October 2019 – Vigorous economic growth and social transformation over the past 20 years have turned Azerbaijan into an impressive upper middle-income country, but it should work towards economic diversification and provide help for smallholders, says visiting UN human rights expert Hilal Elver. Continue reading “Azerbaijan’s flourishing farming sector needs support for smallholders, says UN food expert”

Water-saving awards for hotels in Azerbaijan and Georgia to contribute to water sustainability

Baku, 10 October 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commenced the first official training of the H2Otel Water Saving Awards in Azerbaijan, joining forces with leading tourism and hospitality organizations of the South Caucasus region to introduce a new water sustainability excellence system in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Continue reading “Water-saving awards for hotels in Azerbaijan and Georgia to contribute to water sustainability”

UNDP-GEF, SOCAR install new technology to curb methane emissions and supply clean fuel to rural communities in Azerbaijan

SİYAZAN, 23 September 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company SOCAR marked today an important milestone in their joint project to tackle climate change with the installation of new state-of-the-art associated gas capturing technology set to reduce methane emissions by on-shore oil field in Azerbaijan by 20 percent. Continue reading “UNDP-GEF, SOCAR install new technology to curb methane emissions and supply clean fuel to rural communities in Azerbaijan”

UNDP, SOCAR, BP support tree-planting to fight climate change in Azerbaijan

BAKU, 17 September 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme and Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company SOCAR teamed up with BP in support of a tree-planting campaign to combat climate change and reduce the environmental footprint of industrial sectors of economy, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit next week. Launched by SOCAR, the tree-planting campaign aims to plant 30,000 trees on 25 hectares of land plot, which will now become a new forested area in Garadagh, one of the least forested and heavily industrialised districts of Baku. Continue reading “UNDP, SOCAR, BP support tree-planting to fight climate change in Azerbaijan”

IOM continues providing a direct assistance and shelter facilities upgrade

BAKU, 17 September 2019 – International Organization for Migration in Azerbaijan and the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation signed an arrangement for the project “Addressing the Needs of Victims of Trafficking in Azerbaijan Through Provision of Direct Assistance and Shelter Facilities Upgrade”. Continue reading “IOM continues providing a direct assistance and shelter facilities upgrade”

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