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FAO to help Azerbaijan improve forest management

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will continue supporting the development of forest resources in Azerbaijan, Melek Cakmak, head of the FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan, told Trend.

She said that the FAO together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the government of Azerbaijan have launched a project to assess the monitoring of the country’s forest resources.

FAO to help Azerbaijan improve forest management

FAO to help Azerbaijan improve forest management

“The project will make it possible to carry out inventory of Azerbaijan’s forest resources,” she said. “Such a process was last carried out in 1988. It is also planned to strengthen the human resources and technical potential of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources as part of the project.”

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She noted that the inventory will allow Azerbaijan to form forest resources policy, and also to implement projects in this field more successfully.

“As part of the project, it is also planned to restore damaged forests in the Gakh and Aghdam districts of Azerbaijan and plant new trees,” she said. “This will make it possible to protect the land, as well as reduce emissions of carbon dioxide.”     Read more