PROJECT

Support to Development of a Rural Business Information System

Project Description

Project purpose is to strengthen and upgrade institutional and technical capacities of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in developing rural market information services, create an enabling environment for agricultural cooperation and to provide reliable data for use in agriculture and rural development policy making and the assessment of policy impact.
The overall objective of the project is to support national authorities to provide publicly available up to date, reliable and relevant market information, statistical data, and other information related to agriculture and rural life, in order to enhance the improvement of agricultural activity of farms, rural business effectiveness, competitiveness, job creation and inclusive growth at rural areas.

Specific Objective

Project purpose is to strengthen and upgrade institutional and technical capacities of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in developing rural market information services, create an enabling environment for agricultural cooperation and to provide reliable data for use in agriculture and rural development policy making and the assessment of policy impact.

Expected Results

– An electronic information system (Rural Business Information System) is developed with automatic data transfer solutions, interactive data display, and mobile applications;
– Capacities of the MoA and MoE are enhanced in data management, analysis, and econometric methods and modelling. A publication plan is prepared;
– Existing agricultural information systems are further developed, and best practices of EU countries integrated, a plan for an early estimation system of crop production is elaborated and its implementation piloted;
– Capacities of the relevant Departments of Ministry of Economy are enhanced in demonstration of local business opportunities through an interactive map and integration of social-economic indicators of regions.

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PROJECT DETAILS
  • Priority Area:
    Economic development and better market opportunities; Strengthening of institutions, good governance and security

  • Region: All Azerbaijan; Guba-Khachmaz

  • Project Type: Local

  • Start Date: 2020-01-01

  • End Date: 2021-12-31
  • Implementing Organisation:
    International Development Ireland

  • EU Contribution:
    €1 757 500

  • EU Project Number:
    412-386
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