BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 4. Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation [in the 2020 second
Karabakh war] have great potential for the development of the agricultural sector, Tahir Rzayev, chairman of the Agrarian Policy Committee of the Azerbaijani Parliament, told Trend.
According to Rzayev, the liberated territories will play an important role in ensuring food security in Azerbaijan.
He also said that these territories have historically been leaders in the production of quality grain, cotton, livestock, tobacco and viticulture products.
“Part of the liberated territories has been cleared and is preparing for sowing. It is profitable to cultivate cotton, grapes, sugar beet and maize in the districts of Aghdam and Fuzuli, because the land there is very fertile,” noted the MP.
“Kalbajar, Lachin and Gubadli, as mountainous districts, were historically considered herding areas. At the same time, there are conditions for the development of fish farming in the liberated territories. Vegetables, melons and fodder crops can also be grown there,” Rzayev said.
According to the MP, ensuring food security is one of the main tasks facing Azerbaijan.
“The issue of the development of grain farming in the liberated territories is on the agenda. Besides, sugar beet can be planted on these lands and give a good harvest,” Rzayev added.