Trainings were held for young farmers and skills

  • 16:20 / 01 11 2021 |
  • Category: Social

Young farmers learned about family farming and benefits of collective activity

Rupor reports, on 26-27 October, a series of the training was held within “Increasing Agrarian Employment” (AMAL) Project for young farmers and students. 
11 farmers and 14 students of Azerbaijan State Agricultural University, including AMAL’s Ambassadors, took part in the trainings held in Ganja and Aghjabadi. Anetta Szilagyi, International Rural Development Specialist at the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, informed the participants about the United Nations Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028. Dario Caccamisi, FAO International Technical Coordinator of the AMAL Project, made a presentation on the establishment, activities and strategies of farmers' groups.

The workshop provided information on the development of National Action Plans to support family farming, as well as the role and importance of collective action via cooperatives, formal and informal associations, producers’ unions to address the challenges faced by young farmers and support their employment in agriculture. 

The project implemented within the framework of the Partnership Programme between Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Ministry of Agriculture on behalf of the government promotes youth employment in the agricultural sector. It focuses on the enhancement of self-employability and entrepreneurship opportunities of young farmers in rural places through the development of necessary skills and introduction of innovations in agriculture.

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