Azerbaijan strives to increase agricultural production not only to meet local demand, but also to get broader access to foreign markets. In this regard, the country strengthens its efforts to support the activities of people engaged in agricultural production. To this end, Azerbaijan established the State Agro Trade Company under the Ministry of Agriculture last year.
The company aims to expand support to small and medium farmers in Azerbaijan through the creation of “green markets”, holding fairs, trainings and other initiatives. Green markets allow consumers to get organic, healthy products at competitive prices. The main task is to encourage consumers to buy products from domestic manufacturers and support their activities through green markets.
According to the information provided by the Agriculture Ministry, a batch of sweet cherries of the Napoleon variety grown in the Khachmaz region has been exported to Nigeria. The product has already been sold on the markets of the capital Abuja.
The State Agro Trade Company is particularly expanding its activities to enhance the export of local agricultural products to foreign markets. In particular, the company has started export of agricultural products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Nigeria.