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UN supported beach cleanup campa
UN supported beach cleanup campaign
dedicated to "Caspian Day" in Baku
In marking 12 August, the "Caspian Day" in Azerbaijan, a number of the United
Nations agencies have gathered to organise a beach cleanup day in the Buzovna
beach area today. Partnering with Government and environmentally conscious civil
society actors, the UN family joined the cleaning of the seafront from plastic
and other waste. This planet-saving campaign has resulted in 5 hectares of land
being cleared of waste and, consequently, 10 cubic metres of waste being sorted.
The event was co-hosted by the UN Office in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Ecology
and Natural Resources, the Child and Youth Development Centre under the Ministry
of Education, the resident company of Balakhani Industrial Park "AzEkol" LLC and
the "EkoSfera" Public Union.
The beach cleaning initiative has brought together some 100 government
officials, representatives of the United Nations agencies, and a broader scope
of stakeholders, including a number of notable media outlets.
The aim of the event was to increase public awareness of environmental hazards
and the importance of protecting the Caspian seashores from harmful waste. The
joint initiative pursued to incentivise the broader groups of the population to
take part in bettering ecological conditions of the Caspian Sea and the coastal
zone as well as to strengthen civic engagement and the cooperation in this area.
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FAO report offers hope for impro
FAO report offers hope for improved
food value chains in Azerbaijan
The Soviet Union collapsed nearly 30 years ago, but its effects linger in the
fragmented farm structures and market channels that plague food value chains
throughout Europe and Central Asia.
A series of FAO publications is dedicated to improving this issue by revealing a
path forward to a system that is both sustainable and socially inclusive. It
does that by taking stock of the region’s current practices, country by country,
and nudging them towards the Sustainable Food Value Chain (SFVC) approach, which
can offer pathways to relieving millions of poor households from poverty.
The writers of the publication on Azerbaijan, FAO economists John O’Connell and
Zoltan Hradszky, used a “value chain gap analysis” method to assess the
business-enabling environment surrounding the development of agrifood value
chains in that country and identified the value chain gaps in the crop and
Using the organic honey value chain as a case study, the authors investigated
the crop and livestock sectors in Azerbaijan, looking at such aspects as
regulatory frameworks, state support measures and donor-funded activities.
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Azerbaijan launches production o
Azerbaijan launches production of
center pivot irrigation systems
Sumgait Technologies Park (STP) in Azerbaijan has launched production of center
pivot irrigation systems using own technologies, the STP
The experience of leading companies of the US was studied during the production
of the equipment.
“Pivot technology is a modern irrigation method that allows companies and
entrepreneurs engaged in agriculture to save water,” the STP said.
“The pivot irrigation system prevents soil salinization, provides optimal
moisture during the growing season, which increases the yield several times.”
All components of the system are manufactured and assembled at the Sumgait
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