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29
Jul

Capacity Building training for selected local manufacturers of products

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08
Jul

The high level guests from the EU visited the project sites

High-ranking guests from Brussels visited Ivanovka

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24
Jun

From Ismailli garlic to Shaki halva

The Agricultural Heritage of the Greater Caucasus of Azerbaijan

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28
May

EU Days in Mingachevir

GOVCHEG attended on EU Days in Mingachevir

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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.