By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade
Azerbaijani farmers will be able to sell their products online using a new platform, Agil Guliyev, the head of Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry said at the presentation of a mobile application and a platform for online sales of the brand “From Village to City”, Trend reports on March 1.
“The main objective of this presentation is to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),” he said. “To this end, new sales opportunities are created for them.”
Guliyev noted that the presentation will be held on four products (rice, peas, honey and dried fruits), but in the future the range will be expanded.
“We are also considering the possibility of exporting products under this brand, but at the moment these products are designed to meet domestic demand,” he added.
It should be noted that development of agriculture is constantly in the spotlight of the Azerbaijani government. The competitiveness of Azerbaijani 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.
In addition, the implementation of the e-agriculture information system being created by the Ministry will serve to ensure transparency and flexibility in the agricultural sector, including the issuance of subsidies. Implementation of all services through e-government will create additional benefits for farmers.
They will increase their awareness, productivity and sales forecasting capabilities, as well as the opportunity to simplify public services and reduce documents, accessibility of services, and the introduction of new market mechanisms.
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