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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Economy - Finances, Local development, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: Asia, European Union, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Strengthen the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan
Main beneficiaries: Public administrations and mandated bodies

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: Strengthen the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan
Main beneficiaries: Public administrations and mandated bodies

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Contribute to improving the performance of the agricultural sector thereby implementing Government policy on diversification of the economy, decreasing regional disparities and improving rural livelihoods;
* Strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture to define, programme and administer effective state support to agriculture and for rural development and in line with relevant EU policy principles and best practices

Priorities
* Address emerging needs in the rural economy such as Market requirements for improved product quality, the advent of more stringent food safety standards, the need to better support forms of cooperation and promote diversification of farm income;
* Restructuring of current agricultural support is required to meet likely future obligations under the agreement on agriculture under WTO law;
* Establish an effective framework for a potential shift of a larger part of its own direct payments budget to (green box) rural development measures on the basis of EU rural development policy principles

Among financed actions
* Support to improving agriculture training and advisory services;
* Improving marketing of traditional food products;
* Entrepreneurship learning in rural areas;
* Improving access to information relevant for rural businesses;
* Support of strengthening rural advisory services and information networks;
* Initiatives serving the promotion of locally produced food