Association of sapling producers established in Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijan Sapling Producers Association Public Union has been established at the initiative of natural and juridical persons engaged in the cultivation of saplings with the support of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Agriculture and the Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources.
A constituent assembly of the association was held at the Center for Agrarian Research under the Ministry of Agriculture. Its main goal is the development of this area through new technologies and the provision of domestic demand, Trend reports.
Speaking at the meeting, the Head of the Department for Work with Farmers, Associations and Cooperatives under the Ministry of Agriculture Araz Ismayilov touched on the work made on the development of the agricultural sector in the country. He noted that one of the main objectives of the Strategic Roadmap for the Production and Processing of Agricultural Products, approved by President Ilham Aliyev, is the creation of associations related to various areas of agriculture, including the field of sapling production.
Ismayilov stressed that an increase has recently been observed in the number of associations specializing in the agricultural sphere, which can play an important role in the development of the agrarian sector.
"Saplings have been produced in Azerbaijan since ancient times. I hope that the association will serve to expand this field, as well as to form a new generation of young farmers engaged in it," Ismayilov said.
The membership of the association’s board, consisting of 7 members, was confirmed at the meeting.