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31.12.2017 FAO

FAO, Ministry of Agriculture launch CountrySTAT platform in Azerbaijan


Source:, 2017-12-04

The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched today the CountrySTAT platform in Azerbaijan, which is an innovative tool for sharing agriculture and food security information, using a cutting-edge technology called FENIX.

CountrySTAT is a web-based information system on food and agriculture which provides easy access to statistical data of good quality that can aid decision-makers in better, evidence-based policy-making and greater efficiency in development politics. Nationally owned and maintained, it serves as a one-stop centre that enables the collection and harmonisation of timely and reliable official data from different sources and their integration in a common location. Data provided through CountrySTAT serves researchers, policymakers, development organisations, and the private sector to design and implement better policy and investments in agriculture.

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31.12.2017 Residents of Azerbaijani agro-pa

Residents of Azerbaijani agro-parks get investment privileges of 350M manats


Source:, 2017-12-06

The total value of the investment promotion documents issued for the agro-parks being created in Azerbaijan exceeds 350 million manats, Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Niyazi Safarov said at an event in Baku on Dec. 6.

The investment promotion documents are issued for seven years and they free entrepreneurs from taxes on land and property, and also allow to pay during this period only half of the income and revenue taxes.

Safarov said the development of agro-parks is one of the main priorities of Azerbaijan.

We are already working to establish 42 agro-parks in 28 districts of the country, and the first stage of work on agro-parks is being completed in the Khachmaz, Shamkir and Jalilabad districts of Azerbaijan," Safarov said.

The deputy minister added that more than 98 million manats in soft loans were allocated by the National Entrepreneurship Support Fund to create 13 agro-parks

31.12.2017 The role of Civil Society Organi

The role of Civil Society Organizations is welcomed in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Azerbaijan


Source:, 2017-12-12

A panel discussion was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, by the National Coordination Council for Sustainable Development (NCCSD) together with the UN System. The topic of the event was dedicated to the role of civil society in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country, as set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This event was a one of a series of panel discussions which are being organized as part of a UNDP project which aims to support the localization of the SDGs and the alignment of national development plans in Azerbaijan.

Joining the discussion, Mr. Ali Ahmadov, Chairperson of NCCSD and Deputy Prime Minister, emphasized the importance of the 17 SDGs in addressing global problems such as poverty reduction, the fight against disease and providing decent work for populations.

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