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17
Feb

Youth Network Food for Change Baku Enlarges

Recently launched Youth Network Food for Change Baku within the EU-funded COVCHEG project expands its horizons and welcomes new members.

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15
Feb

Slow Food is launching the Ark of Taste contest in Azerbaijan within the EU funded project COVCHEG

It is a huge social online communication that will ask people living in Azerbaijan to nominate for entry in the Slow Food Ark of Taste catalog food products that belong to the culture, history, and traditions of their respective local areas. The contest will last until the 31st of March 2020.

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14
Feb

Biodiversity is worth attention

Situated at the crossroads of many cultures and natural conditions, Azerbaijan boasts a rich gastronomic culture that marvels at every visitor at first glance.

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05
Feb

EU-Funded COVCHEG Project at Azerbaijan Culinary Congress

Yagub Zeynalzade, Assistant Project Manager at Slow Food COVCHEG Project, gave a presentation about the EU-Funded COVCHEG Project and its importance on the protection of gastronomic heritages at Second Culinary Congress of Azerbaijan.

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THE COVCHEG project

Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area valorizes local gastronomy and cultural heritage, aiming to foster economic regeneration and the well-being of rural communities in Azerbaijan. The project promotes a development model that combines agrobiodiversity maintenance, economic development, and poverty reduction as mutually supportive objectives that can be achieved by the sound management and productive use of agrobiodiversity resources.

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Activities

Slow Food works around the world to protect food biodiversity, build links between producers and consumers, and raise awareness of some of the most pressing topics affecting our food system. Through the most important Slow Food projects, the Covcheg project enhances a sustainable local food chain, capable of increasing revenue for small household producers, promotes rural tourism, as an additional source of revenue for more resilient rural communities, and improves links between viable rural communities and resilient local food systems.

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Get involved

The project promotes a repeatable development model that combines agrobiodiversity maintenance, economic development, and poverty reduction as mutually supportive objectives that can be achieved by the sound management and productive use of agrobiodiversity resources. Through the use of specific tools, the working model can be repeated in any area of the world.

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Welcome to Azerbaijan

Historically a part of the Great Silk Road, Azerbaijan is a land where eastern colors combine magnificently with western progress. Located on the western coast of the Caspian Sea and in the eastern part of the Southern Caucasus, Azerbaijan is a country of unique nature, unmatched culture, centuries of history with its customs and traditions and fine cuisine, the fame of which has probably gone around the world and back several times.

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The Project implemented by the Slow Food in partnership with APPU and NARMA

The Project is funded by the European Union

This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the COVCHEG project partnership and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.