FAO presented the National Forestry Programme on the protection and continuous development of forests in Azerbaijan  

FAO presented the National Forestry Programme. June, 2019. Photo/FAO Azerbaijan

BAKU, 14 June 2019 – Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) presented the National Forest Programme and its action plan on protection and development of forests in Azerbaijan.

The programme aims to implement the government’s forest policy by ensuring the development of institutional and legal basis for forest management.

The event brought together the representatives of Parliament, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR), Ministry of Agriculture, Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency, specialists from FAO sub-regional office in Turkey, World Bank, UNDP  and other international organizations, as well as IDEA Public Union, civil society and academia.

During the presentation, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the State Agrarian University and the MENR to ensure the education and preparation of young forestry personnel in Azerbaijan.

National Forestry Programme (2020-2030) was drafted within the framework of technical support for the revision of National Forestry Programme (NFP) and modernisation of management system project, implemented by FAO and MENR.

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