A Database of Service Providers is being created for members of the Commodity-Based
Agrarian Advisory Platform in the Ganja –Gazakh region of Azerbaijan within the framework of
the “Strengthening Agrarian Advisory Services (AAS)” project which will consist of at least 50
consultants. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The main task of the service provider database is to create and increase database of AAS
providers working nationwide in agricultural field in order to create financial
resources/opportunities for the CBAA platform members. Also is proactively to assist facilitators
to increase Service Provider networks of private and public advisors from research, academic,
and consultancy sector, output buyers, input sellers, credit services, etc. (at least 50 advisors)
The Service Provider shall also involve relevant specialists from local and regional AAS sector
on as-needed basis to provide advisory services on issues demanded by CBAA members,
simultaneously shall identify business opportunities for the CBAA platforms to raise funds.
In initial phase our expert Jafar Jafarli met with facilitators from 3 regions (Samukh, Shamkir,
Agstafa) in order to discuss in detail further steps to increase database of network of private and
public agrarian providers from research, academic, and consultancy sector, output buyers, input
sellers, credit services, etc. which basically covers the value chain. Currently, 20 people from the
Ganja-Kazakh region have been met and their consent has been obtained to join the platform, the
process will continue until the 50 members are completed.