Fruit gardens were planted for low-income families in Oghuz on November 1st at the joint initiative of the IDEA Public Union, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
AZTV.AZ reports that during the tree-planting campaigns, in the 2 ha area, 312 walnut trees were planted. The gardens planted in the mentioned regions were divided among low-income families and given to their disposal. Low-income families will have an opportunity to gain profit and improve their financial welfare by taking care of these fruit gardens.
The pilot project on planting fruit trees was launched in April of 2017 at the initiative of vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founder and head of the IDEA Public Union, goodwill ambassador of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Leyla Aliyeva. Within the framework of the project, fruit gardens were planted in Ismayilli, Shamkir, Aghstafa, Tovuz, Aghdash, Gakh, Lankaran, Beylagan, Sabirabad, Aghjabadi, Barda, Lerik, Guba, Gabala, Imishli, Goygol, Gazakh, Balakan and Aghsu regions and given to the disposal of low-income families, as well as veterans of Karabakh war.
The socio-economic importance of the project is that along with the improvement of the population’s welfare, planting such gardens will also contribute to the reduction of the dependence on the export of agricultural products.
Within the framework of the project, overall, 21, 120 walnut, pomegranate, apricot, feijoa, persimmon, apple trees have been planted, and 66 families have been provided with fruit gardens.
Tree-planting campaigns implemented within the planting of fruit gardens for low-income families will also envisage other regions of the country.
It is noteworthy that more than 200 local young volunteers have participated in the campaign on the planting of fruit gardens in Oghuz region.