Lithuania together with Italian and Polish colleagues will strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan
At the end of January the selection meeting for European Union Twinning Program project „Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture to Improve Effectiveness and Efficiency of State Support to Agriculture" took place in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The consortium of Italy, Lithuania and Poland was awarded this project. The project will be leaded by Italians and Lithuania as a junior partner will represented by the National Paying Agency (NPA).
It is not first time when NPA shares its experience in agriculture and rural development with Azerbaijani colleagues. In 2017 the EU technical assistance project for the digital development of agriculture was completed. The project was implemented by NPA together with partners from Italy, Hungary and Azerbaijan. In 2018 in the framework of another EU technical assistance project the representatives of the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan visited the NPA and other Lithuanian institutions responsible for rural and regional development policy.
Successful participation in Twinning projects is an important international recognition of NPA and an undoubtedly high assessment of the institution's achievements.
The European Union funded Twinning Program in Azerbaijan is scheduled to be launched in April 2019. The value of a 24-month project is € 1,250,000. This is the ninth Lithuanian Twinning Project in Azerbaijan.
National Paying Agency and MFA information