An international forum on “Development of women entrepreneurship: experience, opportunities and achievements” was held in Baku.
The plenary session entitled “Creating conditions for entrepreneurship development in rural areas” was held at the Forum organized by the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs. Togrul Guluzadeh, Director of Legal Department on behalf of the State Agro Trade Company under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, spoke about the activities of the Company and its projects.
He stated that the main purpose of the State Agro Trade Company is to achieve the development of small and medium farmers operating in the country and to create new sales channels for them.
“Our company implements a project called “From Rural to City” in this direction. Within the framework of this project, packaging products grown by farmers and their distribution are realized both inside and outside the country, under the brand name “From Rural to City”.”
AFAQ - Agro Action of Azerbaijani Women project initiated to protect gender equality and increase the number of women among farmers and entrepreneurs operating in our country, Toghrul Guluzadeh stressed the importance of continuous awareness-raising activities in this direction.
“It is one of the main goals of the AFAQ project to further increase the number of women entrepreneurs and farmers, and to make women more active in business life.Within the framework of this project implemented with the support of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), continuous awareness raising activities will be carried out for female entrepreneurs and new business opportunities will be created for them.”