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The EU and UNDP announce a grant competition to support Collaborative Undertakings in Lankaran-Astara Economic Region.

15 aprel 2024

The overall objective of the project funded by the European Union is the development of modern and competitive Fruit and Vegetables Value Chains in the Lankaran Astara Economic Region.

The grant competition is held within the framework of the project " Promoting Competitiveness, Collaboration and Modernization in Fruit and Vegetable Sector in Lankaran-Astara Economic Region " funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The grant aims to support the fruit and vegetable value chain participants by providing non-cash assistance in the amount of 10,000 to 200,000 euros to Collaborative Undertakings that have won the grant competition.

Collaborative Undertakings applying for grants and funding under the support mechanism must meet the following conditions:

•             Informally associated Fruit & Vegetable value chain actors (minimum 10 members), including agricultural service providers;

•             Farmer unions, members of which own maximum 10 ha land plots

•             Cooperatives and associations;

•             Fruit & Vegetable aggregators associated with minimum 20 Fruit & Vegetable producers/growers;

•             Women groups (minimum 10 members);

•             Youth (18-29 years old) groups (minimum 10 members);

•             Micro (associated with a minimum 10 Fruit & Vegetable producers/growers), Small (minimum 20 Fruit & Vegetable producers/growers) and Medium (minimum  30 Fruit & Vegetable producers/growers) sized Entrepreneurs;

•             collaborative undertakings with business ideas in the field of agrotourism;

•             collaborative undertakings with business ideas related to organic agriculture.


The applicant should submit in close envelop the following documents:

•             Fully completed application form, including business plan;

•             Protocol on the establishment of the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises;

•             Protocol on the confirmation of collaborative undertaking members and leader;

•             Co-Members Agreement for the common Assets Use in case if the applicant is the informally associated farmers group;

•             Registration certificate for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises as well as any type of formal Collaborative Undertakings;

•             Financial statements of last three years for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises;

•             Co-financing letter.


Note: The leader of Collaborative Undertakings should submit all required documents to Lankaran Office of the Project by 18:00 on 10 May, 2024. 
Address: Shahidler Khiyabanı 178, Lankaran city.

Guidelines for grant applicants can be downloaded HERE.
For additional information:
Mobil Penjaliyev, Agriculture Specialist 
(+994) 50 626 26 88

Ramin Qanbarov, Agribusiness Specialist
(+994) 50 632 52 92


For media inquiries, please contact Irada Zeynalova, Project’s Communication Assistant at

Gulnara Bayramova, Press and Information Officer at the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan at

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