Field trips of young farmers to Ganja city and Goygol region took place
05 July 2021
During the two-day travel program, farmers under the AMAL project visited the fields of the Azerbaijan State Agrarian University, the Livestock Complex and the Poultry Training Center. After that, they visited the Scientific Research Institute for Plant Protection and Technical Crops, the Scientific Research Institute for Livestock Issues and the Artificial Insemination Center in the Goygol district. The delegation and young farmers were received by the rector of the Azerbaijan State Agrarian University Ibrahim Jafarov. During the meeting, the representative of the AMAL project presented the current activities and future plans of the project, rector Ibrahim Jafarov stressed their contributions and achievements and the importance of projects and programs implemented by young farmers in the agricultural sector.
The overall goal of this project is to contribute to poverty reduction and economic development in agriculture by supporting the creation of better opportunities for young people in agriculture. As a result, field visits will help local farmers increase their practical knowledge and skills in livestock and crop production.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture promote youth employment in the agricultural sector of Azerbaijan under the FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme (FAPP). In particular, the organization supports the implementation of the project “Increasing Agrarian Employment” (AMAL) in the country which focuses on the enhancement of self-employability and entrepreneurship opportunities of young women and men in rural places through the development of necessary skills and introduction of innovations in agriculture.