Since its accession the country was covered by FAO Regional Office for Europe located in Budapest/Hungary. As part of its decentralization process, the FAO Representation Office was created in Azerbaijan in August 2007. The office has been specifically responsible for addressing the needs of the Government and people of Azerbaijan in the agricultural and rural development sectors.
The Government of Azerbaijan has declared its intention to become a resource partner to FAO, firstly to fund projects implemented by FAO in the country and, secondly, as a potential donor for regional and global projects. With its resources and expertise, the Republic of Azerbaijan can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the Europe and Central Asia region.
The FAO Representation in Azerbaijan, functioning since 2007, was upgraded and established as a FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in 2015.
FAO assistance to Azerbaijan’s food and agriculture sector is determined by priorities set forth in the new FAO Country Programming Framework, developed with the Government of Azerbaijan in alignment with Azerbaijan: Vision 2020 and other national strategy documents. The current FAO Country Programming Framework brings together international best practices and global standards with national and regional expertise, covering the period from 2016 to 2020.