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on February 10, 2011

Azerbaijan to increase poultry production to 80,000 metric tons by 2015

Growth part of plan to meet full agricultural demands of country

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.

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