FAO supports the Government in sustainable development of the aquaculture sector in Azerbaijan

Melek Cakmak, head of FAO Azerbaijan speaks at the national workshop on sustainable development of aquaculture sector in Azerbaijan. Baku, 11 December 2018. Photo/UNO Baku

BAKU, 11 December 2018 – FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources held a national workshop to discuss the initial assessment Report on fisheries development in Azerbaijan.

The event is organised within the framework of FAO technical assistance provided on assessment of state-owned fish farms for sustainable development of the aquaculture sector in the country.

The workshop brought together representatives from Ministry of Agriculture, Food Safety Agency and business entities, as well as international experts.

Participants shared preliminary recommendations regarding the assessment report, discussing on the technical and economic dimensions of the ten state-owned fish farms and potential reform mechanisms for improving the performance of the farms.

A second national workshop will be organised in 2019 to validate the data in the final assessment report and to discuss the business plan for privatisation of the sector.

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