BAKU, 18 July 2019 – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly with the State Agency for Agricultural Credits and Development under the Ministry of Agriculture organised a stakeholder consultation meeting on the development of the sheep breeding sector.
The main purpose of the event was to proactively engage with relevant actors in the sheep value chain to address the issues at all levels in the value chain for a comprehensive understanding of the sector’s opportunities and constraints and creating an enabling environment for multi-dimensional growth of the sector. The event was followed by the presentation of Ms. Meeta Punjabi, FAO International Value Chain Consultant on assessment results of the sheep value chain in Azerbaijan.
The representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Safety Agency, other state agencies, associations, international organisations and private sector, farmers, as well as FAO international experts attended the meeting.
The consultation meeting was organized as part of the project on development and application of sustainable sheep production and food value chains funded by the Government of Azerbaijan and implemented in the framework of FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme since December 2018. The project aims to sustainably improve the performance of the sheep value chain to address current challenges in breeding and feeding strategies, animal health and transboundary disease control, together with product development and market linkage.