Legal and Practical Solutions for Public-Private Partnerships in Food and Agriculture Projects in Azerbaijan

Location

WebEx

  • 21

  • January

  • 9 a.m.

The United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) and the United States Agency for International Development Mission to Azerbaijan (USAID/Azerbaijan) introduce a series of monthly webinars on the Legal and Practical Solutions for Public-Private Partnerships in Food and Agriculture Projects in Azerbaijan.

BACKGROUND:

Like many countries around the world, Azerbaijan’s food and agriculture sector face numerous challenges, including low yield and productivity in farming, high soil salinity, shortages in water supply and proper irrigation, lack of cold storage facilities leading to a high volume of post-harvest losses, inefficient state-owned aquaculture infrastructure inherited from the soviet past, lack of advanced food production, processing and packaging technologies meeting today’s food safety needs and many more. There is an urgent need for all stakeholders to work together to bring innovations and investments via partnerships between the private and public sector, farmers and government to meet Azerbaijan's agriculture and food production needs through new technology, investment, capacity building and intervention models.

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been recognized as one of the most effective mechanisms to achieve these goals and objectives. Governments around the world now realize that public-private partnerships (PPPs) are designed to address sustainable development. Joint ownership, technology, and knowledge transfer, better inputs, and improved farming practices through Public-Private Partnerships can make these goals achievable. PPPs bring together public institutions and private partners, where the strengths of the public and private sectors complement each other in producing goods or providing services.

WEBINAR 1st

SPEAKERS: 

Sona Taghiyeva Esq., Counsel, Dentons Europe

Fuad Huseynov, PPP Specialist

Patrick Labaste, Consultant, The World Bank Group

MODERATOR: 

Natig Bakhishov, Executive Director, USACC

To join the discussion please register at [email protected] by January 20, EOB. Registration is required. You’ll receive the conference details shortly after the registration.