He said that agriculture remains the main area of employment in most districts of Azerbaijan.
The diplomat emphasized a significant difference in the incomes of the rural and urban population in Azerbaijan, as well as in profits from agricultural and non-agricultural activities.
"The solution of these issues is a basis of the state strategy for the development of agriculture and regions," the EU representative also said.
The strategies focus on the areas of education and small and medium-sized businesses, which are areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the EU.
The forum was organized within the framework of the Agri-Vision project, funded by the EU and implemented by the Eurasian Partnership Foundation and the Constitutional Research Foundation.
The main goal of the forum is to become a platform for farmers and service suppliers from the Lankaran-Astara economic region to provide tourism development strategies and business plans to potential investors.