Farmers have been provided with tomato seeds in Khachmaz

  • Pilot activities continue within the framework of projects implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Office in Azerbaijan in the Guba-Khachmaz economic region.

Within the framework of the current projects "Strengthening Agricultural Advisory Services" and the"Lifecycle Management of Pesticides and Disposal of POPs Pesticides in Central Asian Countries and Turkey” farmers have been provided with tomato seeds in Khachmaz region”

Within the framework of both projects and the Agency for Agrarian Services, it is planned to plant tomatoes using various agricultural practices in the fields of local farmers identified in the Guba-Khachmaz region and the Khachmaz Regional Experimental Station of the Vegetable Research Institute. Thus, in addition to the distribution of tomato seeds to farmers, regular trainings on Integrated Pest Control, organic agriculture and proper use of chemicals are planned. Vegetable farmers were invited to Khachmaz DAIM and were informed about the projects implemented in the region by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

At the meeting, Azizaga Atakishiyev, a member of the "Strengthening Agrarian Advisory Services" project in the Guba region, informed the participants about the current activities and objectives of both projects and answered their questions. At the end, farmers were provided with seeds and visibility materials on projects implementing in the region.

The EU-funded project “Strengthening Agricultural Advisory Services” implementing with FAO in addition to developing a 5-year strategy to strengthen agricultural advisory services in Azerbaijan, 2 pilot regions in Ganja and Guba provides for the implementation of appropriate pilot activities.

At the same time, the Global Environment Facility-funded project "Lifecycle Management of Pesticides and Disposal of POPs Pesticides in Central Asian Countries and Turkey” aims to improve Integrated Pest Management in Azerbaijan and provide alternative high-risk pesticides and activities are underway to promote the tools.

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