Conversation with Halima Mirzakhanova – keeper of Marsan tomato

Marsan is a small, seemingly unremarkable village near the small town of Gakh, surrounded by the mountains of the South Caucasus. However, in this small village lives one interesting woman, Halima Mirzakhanova. She is 64 years old. On the one hand, she does not differ from many women of this age in the numerous villages of Azerbaijan. She is very […]

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Thanks to ‘Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains Area’ project, the EU financed project, a new Presidium in Azerbaijan: the Caucasian Buffalo

A conversation with Vusal Ibrahimov, farmer About 70% of the buffalo raised in the Caucasus are bred in Azerbaijan, which is why the breed is also known as the Azerbaijan buffalo. Buffalo are not too demanding, and their presence helps to create fertile soil, which makes it easy to cultivate the fields where they are kept. Like all water buffalo, […]

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Thanks to COVCHEG, the EU financed project, a new Honey Presidium in Azerbaijan

A conversation with Badraddin Hasratov, 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. Currently, only few beekeepers in mountain regions are preserving tekne beekeeping method, since it […]

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Caucasian Buffalo and Mountain Honey are new Slow Food Presidia in Azerbaijan

The EU-funded ‘Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains Area’ (COVCHEG) project has reached another fundamental milestone today: the creation of two new Slow Food Presidia in Azerbaijan. Fitting perfectly into the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, a core part of the European Green Deal, establishing a larger EU-wide network of protected areas on land and at sea, Slow […]

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Safe food in the name of healthy future

The school year is coming to an end, during which the EU-funded ‘Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area’ (COVCHEG) project has organized a Slow Food Education course and paid great attention to informing and educating young and old consumers so that they can choose quality, clean and fair food products by preparing didactical kits as Tasty […]

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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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