The FINANCIAL -- Ganja Agribusiness Association (GABA), located in Ganja, Azerbaijan, provides its support to the conference Georgia Agro Forum – 2015, which APK-Inform Agency holds in Tbilisi (Georgia) on November 19, 2015.
GABA is a national non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote sustainable development of the agrarian sector of Azerbaijan through human potential development, knowledge and resource transfer. GABA has supported small-enterprise development in Azerbaijan since 1999 by means of building the capacity of targeted entrepreneurs with the purpose of their effective social and economic growth through training, information support and resource mobilization. Currently GABA has 1684 members, who constantly use the GABA’s consulting and information services provided by a team consisted of 40 persons.
At the same time, GABA is the primary organization in Azerbaijan promoting organic agriculture. In the year 2000, GABA assumed a leadership position by initiating the promotion of organic agriculture. To date, more than 2000 farmers have been trained in organic agricultural methods and 332 have advanced to the stage of applying for organic certification of their products.
On August 13, 2010, GABA was notified that Swiss certification body SGS had certified GABA under ISO 9001-2008 system of certification.