Pomegranate production up 57% in Azerbaijan

The US has allocated $115 million to Azerbaijan since 1993 for the projects on humanitarian aid and improving the living standards of refugees, Coordinator of US Assistance to Europe and Eurasia of the US Department of State Alina Romanowski told reporters in Baku.

She said that the total volume of aid allocated to Azerbaijan since 1992 stood at $1.1 billion.

The activities of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the sphere of agriculture in Azerbaijan have led to progress: the pomegranate production has increased by 57 percent, while the output in other spheres has grown by 12 percent, said the representative of the US State Department.

She added that as a result of the assistance to farmers, the export of pomegranate and nut has increased by 55 percent and 68 percent, respectively.

Source: trend.az

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