By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade
The first pilot project within framework of the implementation of the e-agriculture information system in Azerbaijan will be launched next week, head of the public relation department of the Ministry of Agriculture Vugar Huseynov said, Report informs.
He noted that the introduction of the electronic agricultural information system will begin next week.
“Pilot regions have been selected for this. Next week, the process of entering farmers' data in Guba and Shaki will commence,” Huseynov added.
He noted that farmers themselves must enter information into the system.
A presentation, during which the farmers will be informed about registration procedure, will take place in the selected regions.
"After the farmers enter their data into the electronic agricultural information system, a primary database will be formed in the pilot regions. These bases will play an important role in providing electronic services to farmers,” he added.
Vugar Huseynov also urged farmers living in Guba and Shaki to take an active part in the process.
There are 400,000 farmers in Azerbaijan. After the farmers indicate their data, exact amounts and volumes of products that are grown in the country will be known.
The e-agriculture information system is a single system of Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry,and the system’s main principles are proximity to farmers, transparent and effective management, as well as the introduction of innovations.
This system includes the formation of all business processes that cover the entire process from the initial to the final stage.
The e-agriculture information system has the ability to customize control mechanisms to ensure the development of agriculture, as well as to monitor processes in real time.
The development of agriculture is constantly in the spotlight of the Azerbaijani government. The competitiveness of local agricultural products is growing, export opportunities are expanding. In most areas of the agricultural sector, production increases with the direct and indirect support of the state.
Moreover, state has enough potential and capabilities to use extensive and intensive ways of development to achieve goals which have been set, taking into account all economic indicators.
Support measures and the provision of services continue to improve the supply of the agricultural sector in all areas, in particular, agricultural machinery. On the part of “Agroleasing” OJSC, about 44,000 agricultural equipment, 843,000 tons of mineral fertilizers and over 30,000 heads of pedigree cattle were brought into the country, which were transferred for use on preferential terms.
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