Livestock Productivity and Marketing Improvement Project
This programme aims to support the Government of Azerbaijan's economic diversification programme to reduce poverty and vulnerability of poor rural households through improved livestock production and marketing activities with strengthened resilience to climate shocks. It entails a market-led, demand-driven private sector development strategy in the value chains linking smallholder livestock farmers and local level marketing groups with larger meat and milk market chains serving urban consumers.
The activities are organised in two mutually-supportive components that addresses the whole cattle and sheep meat and milk value chains:
- Market-led sustainable livestock production
- Increased returns from livestock products
The programme operates in the Agjabedi, Barda, Beylagan and Goychay rayons in the central Aran economic district, which accounts for 22 per cent of the rural poor. The main target group is composed of some 20,500 poor farmers and rural households, in particular vulnerable women-headed households and youth.
31 December 2017
2017 - 2024
Total Project Cost
US$ 32.52 million
US$ 10 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.63 million
National Government US$ 4.73 million
US$ 16.16 million