Thanks to COVCHEG, the EU financed project, a new Honey Presidium in Azerbaijan: conversation with Badraddin Hasratov, a beekeeper

Azerbaijan has a favorable climate and natural environment that allows for beekeeping to spread widely. The mild climatic conditions in the mountainous and middle mountainous areas of its North-Western allowed the development of this type of agriculture since ancient times. In effect, the tradition of wild “tekne” beekeeping goes far to the ancient when people in the North-West regions of […]

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Every time you shop, make a sustainable choice

A new digital campaign for the promotion of Sustainable Consumption has launched within the framework of the EU-funded COVCHEG project implemented in partnership with Azerbaijan Tourism Board. Every time we shop, remember that our individual choices can have a positive influence on the global food production system. In effect, the global food production system is based on intensive agriculture, which […]

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Food and Taste Education: a Slow Food Approach

Thanks to the European Union financed project COVCHEG: Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area in Azerbaijan, started in 2019, and as part of the global Terra Madre event, Slow Food organised different training courses with a presentation of new training materials, now available online. Education is one of the three pillars of the Slow Food Movement’s […]

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Slow Food Travel, towards new destinations

During a Terra Madre Forum, held on March 6, the experience of the European Union (EU) funded project “Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area in Azerbaijan” (COVCHEG) in developing the first Slow Food Travel destination in Asia was showcased.  Slow Food Travel, in fact, is designed for curious, responsible travelers who want to really get to […]

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The COVCHEG project proudly presents its education activities in Azerbaijan

The proposed comprehensive education kit developed in the framework of the EU-financed COVCHEG (Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains Area) project for primary and secondary school children aims to promote healthy, responsible and sustainable nutrition, exploring the origins and methods of food production, its sensory characteristics, as well as its social and economic significance. It includes two […]

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Ata-Baba Hazelnut, Madrasa Grape and Wild Caucasian Rosehip are the first three Slow Food Presidia in Azerbaijan

Since 2018, the ‘Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area’ (COVCHEG) project has mapped 40 local varieties of vegetables, fruits, traditional home-made sweets, animal breeds, wild plants and other specialties linked to the villages and climatic zones of the Greater Caucasus Mountains of Azerbaijan. 28 among them are already onboard the Ark of Taste, which, all over […]

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Slow Food in Azerbaijan Launches its National Slow Food Cooks Alliance and Opens Up its Virtual Showcase in the Marketplace of the Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto 2020 Platform

The EU-funded COVCHEG project opens up its virtual doors at the Terra Madre marketplace dedicated to Slow Food in Azerbaijan and launches the Slow Food Cooks Alliance in Azerbaijan. 7 chefs have come together to join the international network of cooks defending food biodiversity across the world: Orkhan Mukhtarov (Boulevard Hotel Baku), Tural Kerimli (Dushbara Restaurant), Vusal Talibzade (Excelsior Hotel&Spa), […]

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