Aytekin Sadiqova and her honey farm: The revival of a family tradition

Aytekin Sadiqova and her honey farm: The revival of a family tradition

05 March 2019
Aytekin Sadiqova is a forced migrant from the Kalbajar region of Azerbaijan, where beekeeping has traditionally been widely developed.
Govher Khanhuseynova and her bakery: everything starts with self-belief

Govher Khanhuseynova and her bakery: everything starts with self-belief

04 March 2019
Govher Khanhuseynova comes from the Bilasuvar region of Azerbaijan, around 190 km south-east of the capital Baku. She has always liked baking.
The EU and Georgia: helping women to succeed

The EU and Georgia: helping women to succeed

05 March 2018
The EU closely cooperates with Georgia to assist progress towards reforms that will help to strengthen the country and improve the living conditions for its citizens. Gender equality is at the heart of this cooperation. Supporting women’s initiatives in different areas, promoting a fair society…
‘You have seen my fall, now watch my rise’ – Moldovan wine industry rises from the ashes

‘You have seen my fall, now watch my rise’ – Moldovan wine industry rises from the ashes

24 October 2017
“What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” This quote describes perfectly the wine industry of the Republic of Moldova, which slowly but surely has found the strength to recover after the Russian Federation’s embargoes, imposed first in 2006 and then in 2013.
People enjoying mountain pasture

Clima East: Saving mountain pastures in Azerbaijan

24 October 2016
Uncontrolled grazing is leading to soil degradation and desertification in the mountains of north-western Azerbaijan, and soon the pastures on which local farms are so dependent will have disappeared. Now, the EU-funded Clima East project has linked up with local communities to stop the soil…
Armenian house with EU poster in front

European type cheeses from Armenian marzes

12 October 2016
European-type cheeses will soon have a ‘Made in Armenia’ labels and have the chance to appear in European markets. The EU-funded ENPARD Armenia project is supporting Armenian farmers from different marzes to produce new types of cheese and find new markets. 6 high-value cheese-production facilities…