2nd Food Festival and Agriculture Fair held in Sheki

On 07 July 2022, the European Union-funded project “Promoting local food production and agri-business owners through advisory services” implemented by the Center for Economic and Social Development in partnership with the “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center and Center for Economic Development from Bulgaria organized the Food Festival and Agriculture Fair in Sheki. The Festival was organized by “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center.

The project is one of several actions implemented by civil society organizations across the country with the European Union support and which are focusing on developing the potential of local food and enhancing the quality of local agricultural advisory services.

The Food Festival, which will be organized in the Marxal Resort & Spa, aims at promoting the local food heritage and increase the attention to the region’s food traditions among local and foreign guests. The traditional foods and local agriculture products from Sheki, Zagatala, Gax, Balakan, Oguz and Gabala districts will be presented at the Festival. More than 200 people, including representatives of the EU Delegation, Embassies of the EU Member States, members of the Government and Parliament, international organizations, and regional stakeholders, are expected to attend the event and taste traditional foods of the region.

The EU-funded project “Promoting local food production and agri-business owners through advisory services, creating new value chain models and agri-tourism development” aims to improve access of the local farmers to comprehensive agricultural and entrepreneurial-oriented advisory services to help market local products and develop agri-tourism potential.

Similar festivals were organized in Sheki on September 4,  2021, in Shamakhi on November 27 2021 and on July 02 2022 with participation of more than 150 people each.