Advancing the Integration of the National Rural Network into a Countrywide Common Agricultural Policy Network

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The promotion efforts of the structure and strategic plan of the Common Agricultural Policy Network (NRN), covering all 81 provinces, took place in Muğla from October 2 to 6, 2023. ... On the first day of the four-day study, Nihal BURHAN and Esra KULA from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry IPARD Managing Authority team visited various officials in Muğla. The visits included Deputy Governor İsmail SOYKAN, Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Barış SAYLAK, South Aegean Development Agency (GEKA) Expert Hüseyin ÇİFTÇİ, Provincial National Education Lifelong Learning Branch Manager Zeliha ALTINTAŞ, and Provincial Civil and Community Relations Manager Murat KAMAL. Deputy Governor SOYKAN announced that he has taken on the role of CAP Muğla Regional Coordinator. ... On the second day of the study, a Core Group Meeting was conducted under the leadership of Deputy Governor SOYKAN on October 3, 2023, in the meeting room of Muğla Governorship. During the meeting, which saw the participation of representatives from the South Aegean Development Agency, Aydın Fig and Cotton Research Institutes, Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, Provincial Directorate of National Education, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries of Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, information on the CAP Network was shared. Additionally, regional responsibilities and representations for the Common Agricultural Policy structure were established. .. On the third day of the study, field visits were conducted to Feri Olive and Yenice Vadi Doğal Köyü facilities. Feriştah YILDIZ, the owner of Feri Olive, mentioned that she established her facility in 2018 with 50% grant support as part of the Rural Development Investments Support Programme. She also expressed her intention to apply to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for grant programmes in the future, particularly within the scope of branding. YILDIZ also conveyed her wish to establish a women’s cooperative in her village and expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for all the support provided. ... On the final day of the study, a Focus Group Meeting took place in the meeting room of Muğla Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, bringing together representatives from relevant public institutions and organizations in the province. During the meeting, informative presentations on the CAP Network were delivered, and consultations were held with the representatives of the participating institutions. On the same day, a Stakeholder Group Meeting took place, involving representatives from all stakeholders associated with agriculture and rural development, including NGOs, women’s cooperatives, farmer organizations, and others in the region. During the Stakeholder Group Meeting, mutual evaluations were conducted regarding the issues and proposed solutions for the region, and all participants expressed openness to cooperation. ... On October 6, 2023, a meeting was convened with SAYLAK, Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry, marking the conclusion of the fieldwork by evaluating the meetings held throughout the week.

Republic of Türkiye Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry
General Directorate of Agricultural Reform
Department of Managing Authority for EU Structural Adjustment
Eskişehir Road 9. Km, ANKARA/TÜRKİYE