BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 27. An event dedicated to the transfer of beekeeping farms to pastures in the Gubadli district of Azerbaijan [liberated from Armenian occupation in the 2020
second Karabakh war] took place in Nasimi village of Sabirabad district, the Ministry of Agriculture told Trend.
According to the ministry, the transfer is carried out based on the requests of Gubadli-born farmers, and a list of them has been prepared by the ministry.
The ministry said the beekeepers had already taken part in trainings organized by the Azerbaijani National Agency for Mine Action. During the trainings, the farmers were introduced to the rules of conduct in areas contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance.
The event in the village of Nasimi was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, the head of the Baku office of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Fatih Yilmaz, the agricultural adviser at the Embassy of Turkey Hakan Galender, the head of the executive power of the Gubadli district, the chairman of the Association of beekeepers of Azerbaijan Badraddin Hasratov and the head of the Association of professional beekeepers Elkhan Alakbarov.
Eldar Hasanov, head of the department of organization and supervision of animal husbandry of the Ministry of Agriculture, noted during the event that a pilot project for the transfer of beekeeping and sheep farms to the grazing in the liberated districts of Kalbajar and Lachin has been successfully completed.
According to him, after analyzing the results of the project, the lands of Gubadli district have been added to the list of pastures on which bee farms will be resettled this year.
Speaking at the event, Yilmaz noted that the Turkish agency implements projects in the field of agriculture in Azerbaijan, and within their framework, technical support was provided to beekeeping farms in various regions of the country. country.
Galender said that cooperation with Azerbaijan in the agrarian sector is developing in all directions and praised the natives of Gubadli for the transfer of their beekeeping farms to their original pastures.
This year, 38 beekeeping farms are expected to be transferred to Gubadli district. A total of 2,207 bee colonies will be resettled in Gubadli pastures, the ministry added.