1. Greenhouse Distribution Program
The pre-selection of possible beneficiaries of greenhouse and gardening equipment was
finalised in Agcabedi and Beylagan. In total 770 families have been selected in 40
settlements, 5 more than last year. General meetings were conducted in all settlements.
The first part of the distribution, that involved the gardening equipment such as buckets,
watering cans, hoes, rakes and seeds, has been completed.
2. Greenhouse Agricultural Extension Program
Extension activities are initiated by two female agronomists. At present, 12
settlements in which IDP families received a greenhouse and gardening equipment in the
former greenhouse distribution program, have been contacted. In three of them, a joint
situation analysis has been conducted already. The major problems identified sofar are the
permanent access to water for irrigation, the maintenance of soil fertility and the combat
against pests. The water problem is out of reach for Diakonie activities. The other issues
could be dealt with through an organized flow of information and knowledge.
3. Community Development Program
A monitoring visit at all 19 rehabilitated locations in Terter Region was conducted
with assitance of an employee of the Ministry of Land Reclamation. The situation is as
follows: 6 pumps function without problems, 3 pumps are functional but cannot be used
because of a failure in the electricity supply system, 5 burned pumps are replaced by the
community, 4 pumps are burned and need repair or replacement. Discussions about repair of
burned pumps in one site is underway. The local water department in Terter will assist in
the next monitoring.
4. Flood Damage Rehabilitation
With the arrival of Mr. Michael Jordan, Diakonie Emergency Aid will commence
rehabilitation activities in regions suffered from torrential rains and flood. Mr. Jordan
has been introduced to the German ambassador, the national authorities and local
authorities in Goranboy, Yevlach, Mingecevir, Agdas and Goycay as well as other
humanitarian organisations involved in rehabilitation work of flood damages such as OXFAM
and Relief International. His assessement journey conducted in collaboration with the
Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resorces of Azerbaijan has been completed.
- Diakonie staff has attended to several inter-agency meetings in Baku and field meetings
in Berda Region.
- We received visitors from Germany and Georgia. The purpose of their visit was to become
familiar with the new approach of the integrated greenhouse project, look into
possibilities for financial support.