Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

Post-2015 Development Agenda; Millennium Development Goals and Azerbaijan

“Food Security and Nutrition and Rural Development”

30 April 2013, Baku, Azerbaijan

MDG and AzerbaijanThe major challenge faced by Azerbaijan is to diversify its so far oil-base economy and use the available resources to develop other sectors, including agriculture that accounts for a major part of employment and increasing share of exports. While the Government is already supporting agriculture and rural development, in particular infrastructure development and further agriculture sector reforms, increasing exports to reduce excessive dependence (and costs) of imports, increasing investment for modernization of farming and developing rural areas, their infrastructure especially in peripheral ones, remain challenges for future.