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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Azersun Holding have signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

05 May 2022

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Azersun Holding have signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of cooperation in the field of agricultural production and value chain development, eco-agriculture, environmental protection, and agrarian advisory services.

This Memorandum envisages learning new approaches, technologies and innovations that will help to ensure effective use of natural resources and adaptation to climate changes in order to transform to more efficient, inclusive, and sustainable agri-food systems in Azerbaijan. Achievement of common objectives in the field of agriculture and environmental protection, as well as more active involvement of the private sector in development of food security and agro-food systems and implementing joint initiatives to strengthen and accelerate effective cooperation in this field were discussed during the event.

During the signing ceremony, Mr Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, Mr Mohammad Gozal, Director-General on Agriculture in Azersun Holding, Ms Vladanka Andreeva, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan, Ms Melek Cakmak-Head of FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan emphasized the importance and benefits of the signed agreement.

The action plans of inclusive and resilient food systems for four betters - better production, better nutrition, better environment, and better life, leaving no one behind, have also been spotted within the frame of agreement. Moreover, they also stressed the value of increasing collective multi-stakeholder efforts and applying innovative solutions to help the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

FAO and Azersun, Agrarian Credit and Development Agency under Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Services Agency Management team and specialists, as well as representatives of other institutions also participated in the event.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Azersun Holding have signed the Memorandum of Understanding.

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