December 9, 2020; Baku
Azerbaijan has taken part officially in the project titled as “Capacity building for Management of Sustainable Fisheries and Seafood Products in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Turkey (FISHCap), one of the projects implemented within the framework of FAO – Turkey Food and Agriculture Partnership Programme (FTPP II).
The project agreement was signed by Melek Çakmak, the Representative of the FAO Partnership and Liaison Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan on behalf of FAO and the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Azerbaijan Republic Muhtar Babayev on behalf of the Azerbaijan Government.
FISHCap project, funded by the Government of the Turkish Republic with the budget of 1 million dollars will be lasting until 2022.
FISHCap aims to assist the management of water resources for rural economic development, food security, supporting employment and poverty reduction by strengthening institutional capacities and providing technical assistance for the sustainable development of seafood resources in beneficiary countries.
Azerbaijan has been also involved in the first phase of FTPP where projects were carried out in 16 countries between 2009 and 2015.