The first “AgTech and Green Energy international forum” on agrarian technologies and green energy has kicked off in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. Co-Organized by the ministries of Agriculture and Energy of Azerbaijan, the Forum is being hosted at ADA University.
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Leyla Aliyeva, high-ranking officials from a number of ministries, government agencies, heads of farms, foreign experts in the field of green technologies, representatives of start-ups and technology companies and the private sector are attending the Forum.
The AgTech and Green Energy Forum, held under the slogan “Innovations for a green future”, aims at ensuring innovative development of the agricultural and energy sectors in Azerbaijan as well as strengthening links between various stakeholders and establishing models and links in the field of sustainable business.
The Green Energy Forum, which brings together 35 experts from 15 countries, is designed to help agriculture and energy sectors to develop a roadmap and create an innovative ecosystem in Azerbaijan that will help introduce modern technologies and new energy sources.
Speakers include Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli. He was a keynote speaker for the December 10 panel “Innovations for a Green Future.”
He said that the exchange of views on agricultural reforms with Azerbaijan will contribute to the development of cooperation between the countries.
Speaking about global problems, Pakdemirli noted that by 2050, the population in the world will reach almost ten billion people.
“On one hand, demand is growing, on the other hand, environmental problems are also growing,” he added. “We must do everything possible to solve these problems, and I hope that this forum will help us.”