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February 14 2018, 11:24

Azerbaijan to produce up to 100,000 tons of citrus fruits a year in 2025

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has approved the State Citrus Production Program 2018-25.

The purpose of the Program approval is to meet domestic demand for citrus fruits, increase exports and stimulate promote citrus production in order to increase the level of employment and financial situation of the rural population.

The financing of the Program requirements will be ensured at the expense of the State Budget, extra-budgetary funds, the National Entrepreneurship Development Fund, the Azerbaijan Investment Company, the State Service for Management of Agrarian Projects & Loans of the Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan, local and foreign investors and other sources not prohibited by law.

Within the framework of implementation of the State Program it is expected to bring the volume of citrus fruits production in Azerbaijan up to 100,000 tons.

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