Azerbaijan to be able to fully provide itself with meat and dairy products

13.01.2022,16:25


January 13, Fineko/abc.az. Azerbaijan will be able to fully provide itself with meat and dairy products by restoring the liberated lands.

ABC.AZ reports that this was stated by Firdovsi Fikretzade, the director of the Agriculture Ministry’s Center for Agrarian Research.

According to Fikretzade, today the level of country’s self-sufficiency with dairy products is 83-85%, and the provision of meat in general is 84%.

"But there is such a moment here – with sheep meat it is 100%, with beef - more than 90%, and with poultry meat - about 80%. Our estimates show that due to the restoration of the liberated lands, including grain farming, the development of animal husbandry will be ensured. That is, thanks to grain farming, a fodder base for animal husbandry will be provided in these territories. After that, according to our calculations, the availability of meat and milk will allow us to provide ourselves by about 98-99%, that is, almost completely," Fikretzade said.