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May 29, 2014

Azerbaijan regained its independence in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. At the crossroads of the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe, Azerbaijan is a secular state with a Muslim-majority population and traditions of religious tolerance. Azerbaijan has substantial energy resources, which have led to rapid growth over the last decade, but the country still needs to make substantial progress on economic reforms.

USAID currently provides development assistance to achieve goals in two major sectors: supporting the growth of non-oil sectors of the economy; and strengthening participatory and transparent democratic and governance processes.

Senior laboratory assistant at a laboratory equipment
November 27, 2010

On 26 November 2010, a new modern Feed Analysis Laboratory was opened in Agjabedi, a town in the central region of Azerbaijan. The primary goal of the feed analysis laboratory is to increase milk production, daily weight gain for beef and poultry, as well as egg production in farms in the central region of the country, where the share of livestock and poultry rearing amounts to 50-60% of total farming activities.

USAID Acting Country Coordinator presents Certificate of Accomplishment to FMS Director
November 5, 2010

On November 5, 2010 a team from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headed by Keith Simmons, USAID/Azerbaijan Acting Country Coordinator, visited the Financial Monitoring Service under the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan (FMS). The team met with Adishirin Gasimov, Director of the FMS, and the staff.

Group photo of the participants of the opening
October 12, 2010

On Friday, October 8th,a fish feed mill was officially reopened at Girkhbulag Fish Farm, just outside of Sheki. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided a small grant supporting the rehabilitation of the feed mill to address the need of local fish farmers for high-quality trout and carp feed.

October 7, 2010

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the launch of three new projects that will continue to help bring positive and lasting change to Azerbaijan and its people.

October 7, 2010

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and AccessBank and DemirBank today announced a new 5-year collaboration that will make available up to $3.3 million in local currency financing for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in Azerbaijan, with a portion of the funding dedicated to the agriculture sector.

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