Lifecycle Management of Pesticides and Disposal of POPs Pesticides in Central Asian countries and Turkey

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan is implementing Global Environmental Facility (GEF) funded regional project – Lifecycle Management of Pesticides and Disposal of POPs Pesticides in Central Asian countries and Turkey. 

Solid and reliable data covering all the details about OPs such as, type, amount, condition, potential risks and others.

The project aims to reduce POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants) releases from obsolete pesticide stockpiles and contaminated sites and strengthen the capacity for the sound management of pesticides in all participating countries.

Azerbaijan - Country Profile

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FAO Priorities in Azerbaijan

FAO’s partnership with Azerbaijan is focused on six priority areas, that include the promotion of women’s representation in rural organizations and income-generating activities for rural women as a cross-cutting issue: Animal health and plant protection; Supporting investments in agriculture, food security and rural development; Capacity development, including agricultural education, research and extension; Strengthening the policy and institutional framework for agriculture and rural development; Improved crop, fisheries and livestock production; Sustainable, equitable and efficient forestry, land and water resource management.

Strengthened Country Focus

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.

Food Security

Over the past 22 years, FAO has provided technical support to the Government of Azerbaijan as it pursues its development priorities in the areas of agriculture, food security and rural development, including livestock, forestry and fisheries.

FAO has implemented various development and emergency projects aimed at increasing agricultural productivity and contributing to the success of agrarian reforms, and finding positive solutions to challenges related to the country’s food security.


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