Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was established in 1945. FAO’s headquarters are located in Rome. The current Director-General, Qu Dongyu, undertook his functions on 23 June 2019.

Achieving food security for all is at the core of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO aims at to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth. FAO is operational in 191 countries. FAO has delegations in over 130 countries. Azerbaijan is a member of FAO since October 20, 1995. Melek Cakmak is Head of FAO’s Partnership and Liasion Office in Azerbaijan. Project coordination office of the FAO in Azerbaijan is operational since 2007. During this period, several projects by FAO were implemented in Azerbaijan. The co-ordination office will carry out the Office of the Partnership and Co-operation in Azerbaijan from autumn 2015. During its membership in the FAO, the Government of Azerbaijan received support from the FAO for the implementation of various development and emergency preparedness projects in order to increase productivity in agriculture, as well as to implement and accelerate agricultural reform and to address a number of challenges to food security in the country. Currently the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) carries out 10 projects in Azerbaijan.

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Projects implemented by FAO in Azerbaijan:

 

 

1

Improvement of Cattle Production in Azerbaijan through Establishment of Effective Cattle Breeding and Feeding Systems

Beneficiary: Ministry of Agriculture

Duration: 2018-2022

 

2

Improvement of food security and living standards in rural areas through economic empowerment of women

Beneficiaries: Ministry of Agriculture, “Agro Procurement and Supply” OJSC

Duration: 2020-2022

 

3

Strengthening of agricultural advisory services

Beneficiaries: Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Science and Innovation Service, Agrarian Services Agency

Duration: 2019-2022

 

4

Acceleration of efficiency and sustainability in the field of hazelnut in Azerbaijan

Beneficiaries: Ministry of Agriculture, Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Hazelnut Producers and Exporters Association

Duration: 2020-2023

5

Improving national food safety systems and regional cooperation

Beneficiary: Food Safety Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Duration: 2021-2023

6

Strengthening regional collaboration and national capacities for management of wheat rust diseases and resistance breeding in Central Asia and Caucasus (CAC Rust)

Beneficiary: Ministry of Agriculture

Duration: 2020-2024

7

Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in the SEC Countries

Beneficiary: Ministry of Agriculture

Duration: 2019-2022

8

Integrating pollinators into Sustainable Forest Management Plans

Beneficiary: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

Duration: 2021-2022

9

Lifecycle Management of Pesticides and Disposal of POPs Pesticides in CA countries and Türkiye

Beneficiaries: Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources və Ministry of Health

Duration: 2018-2022

10

Capacity Building for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Management in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Türkiye (FISHCap)

Beneficiary: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

Duration: 2020-2024