Azerbaijan has laid out plans to increase its poultry production to 80,000 metric tons annually by 2015 as part of a sweeping effort to meet the country's food demands.

Currently, Azerbaijan produces 70% of the farm products it consumes annually, according to Islam Ibrahimov, department head at the Agriculture Ministry. The goal is to increase agricultural production by 5% to 6% annually until 2015. The country produced 440,000 metric tons of meat and 50,000 metric tons of poultry in 2010.