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Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains area in Azerbaijan (COVCHEG)


The overall objective is to contribute to a balanced and inclusive growth, decrease regional disparities and improve rural livelihoods in the Greater Caucasus Mountains region of Azerbaijan, through the application of market-driven community-based rural development pilot projects in rural regions. The project will contribute to valorisation of identities and local gastronomy, conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage, and sustainable livelihoods potential. It will enhance sustainable local food chains capable of increasing revenue for small household producers; promote rural tourism as an additional source of revenue and improve linkages between viable rural communities and resilient local food systems.