The Azerbaijan Agriculture Trade Mission

Location

Hilton Garden Inn, Wenatchee, WA

Sponsors

  • 05

  • December

  • 9 a.m.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Azerbaijan and the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) jointly announce the inaugural

AZERBAIJAN AGRICULTURE TRADE MISSION

TO THE STATE OF WASHINGTON 

Wenatchee, WA

"Apple Capital of the World"

Azerbaijan Agriculture Trade Mission is a four-day business mission co-organized by the USACC and USAID/Azerbaijan to explore new business opportunities and to learn from the best American agricultural practices. The program offers participation at the North-West Horticultural Expo, field trips to farms, food processing operations, agricultural input and machinery manufacturers, education and research institutions, as well as seminars on organic farming practices. This four-day program aims to guide agribusinesses seeking trade and investments in the state of Washington and the nation of Azerbaijan. 

Our main goals:

  • Promote bilateral investments in agricultural projects and public-private partnerships.
  • Create business linkages that form a sustained dialogue among farmers, investors and field experts.
  • Increased trade in agricultural products, equipment, and inputs between the United States and Azerbaijan.
  • Craft needs-based joint education and training programs.

DAY 1: December 5, 2022

8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.: Delegation attends the North West Hort Expo 2022 | Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N Wenatchee Ave., WA 98801

4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.: Meet & Greet networking | The Riverfront Ball Room, Hilton Garden Inn 25 N. Worthen Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801

6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. – Reception in honor of the Azerbaijan Agriculture Trade Delegation | The Riverfront Ball Room, Hilton Garden Inn 25 N. Worthen Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801

DAY 2: December 6, 2022

FIELD TRIPS

10:00 - 11:30 A.M.: CMI Orchards, LLC | Address: 201 South Union, East Wenatchee WA 98802

https://www.cmiapples.com/

1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.: Union Hill Cidery Co. | 3100 Ridgeway Dr, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

https://www.unionhillciderco.com/

3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.: COSTCO Wholesale | 375 Highline Dr, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

https://www.costco.com/

DAY 3: December 7, 2022

FIELD TRIPS

9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.: Touring Rocky Reach Dam

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.: Wenatchee Fruit Tree Research and Extension Center (TFREC) | 1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

https://tfrec.cahnrs.wsu.edu/

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.: Stemilt | 3135 Warehouse Rd, Wenatchee, WA 98801

https://www.stemilt.com/retail-store/

DAY 4: December 8, 2022

(To be updated soon)

Background: The USACC and USAID/Azerbaijan have been partnering to promote bilateral economic relationships between Azerbaijan and individual U.S. states since 2019. In April and November of 2019, USACC and USAID partnered to create the Illinois-Azerbaijan Agriculture Forum in Chicago and the Oklahoma-Azerbaijan Agriculture Forum, respectively. These two events brought together agribusinesses from each state and were hosted by the Minister of Agriculture of Azerbaijan and the Assistant Administrator of USAID. These settings provided participating businesses with direct access to major stakeholders in Illinois, Oklahoma, and Azerbaijan. Both trade missions generated over $1.2M in agricultural trade between Azerbaijan and the United States.

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