“We are now taking specific steps to ensure our food security. The capabilities of our country, the beautiful climate and the existence of several climate zones allow us the opportunity to cultivate many products in Azerbaijan” President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said as he received in a video format Zaur Mikayilov due to his appointment as Chairman of Azerbaijan Melioration and Water Management Open Joint Stock Company, APA reports.
“Increasing productivity will certainly give a greater impetus to this work. We must take into account that the Azerbaijani state is developing fast, that demand is growing and so is the population. Whereas the population of Azerbaijan was 7 million when the Soviet Union collapsed, it is more than 10 million today. So consumption is growing. Of course, agriculture has a special place in the non-oil sector to ensure domestic consumption and increase our export potential. Of course, we cannot talk about any success without irrigation and without proper organization of work in this area. We can talk a lot about achievements – I have just mentioned a few” said President.
Source: Azeri-Press News Agency