Stories


The mountain where wishes come true

It's the World Bee Day today! Read how the UNDP's Sustainable Land and Forest Management in the Greater Caucasus landscape programme promoted beekeeping and honey production as an alternative to…  



Resource centers chart a new future for women entrepreneurs

In Azerbaijan, Women's Resource Centers are equipping women in rural areas with tools and resources to help them launch their own businesses.  


Empowering women for a better future

This booklet presents the experiences of six women whose exposure to the Women’s Resource Centres changed their lives.  


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

A forced migrant from Kalbajar, Aytekin started a new life in Bilasuvar after moving here 25 years ago. Today she is a successful entrepreneur and role model to thousands of women in her community.  


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

A story of a woman in rural Azerbaijan who worked restlessly to make her dream come true  


When science, farming and youth converge

Home to hundreds of species of trees and bushes, the epic forests and rangelands of Azerbaijan form part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range and are a lifeline for 40 percent of the country’s…  


Bees mean business in Azerbaijan's Caucasus mountains

Households in these mountainous farmland regions are no strangers to cattle breeding, honey production, wild plant foraging, and production of home-made berry and fruit juices. Many of these resources…  


Father Mountain: Beekeeping in the Mountains of Azerbaijan

Hills and mountains have historically been home to the most equitable societies in terms of wealth distribution; as a result, some of the world’s harshest environments are, for humans, some of the…  


Hands-on Husbandry: Training the next generation of vocational scientists in Azerbaijan

The mountainous pasturelands of Azerbaijan form part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range and offer great beauty and great potential. Ensuring the health of mountainous pasturelands and sustainable…  

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