Project Code: EuropeAid/139953/IH/SER/TR
Duration: 26 months
Contracting Authority: Central Finance and Contracts Unit
Beneficiary: General Directorate of Agricultural Reform, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey
Beneficiary Country: Turkey.
Contract Value: €1.8M Euro
The overall objective of the project is to enhance the institutional capacity of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF) regarding implementation of the requirements of the EU legislation in Turkey within the scope of Chapter 11 and 13.
The purpose of the contract is to make contribution to the fully implementation of Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) in Turkey by establishing a manageable FADN structure and increasing the usage and the data quality of FADN at both central and provincial levels.
The main objective of this project is to ensure a fully functioning FADN system at central and provincial levels of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry by increasing the usage of FADN data and also to increase data quality of FADN.
Throughout the project, following meetings, workshops, trainings and visits were realized:
The results achieved are:
Project Code: TA/2020/SER/0003
Duration: 13 months
Contracting Authority: General Directorate of Agricultural Reform, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey
Beneficiary Country: Turkey.
Contract Value: Equivalent of €70.000 at award date.
The Project “Technical Assistance for Study on Development of Collective Application Models for Small Farmers” has been co-financed by the general budget of the European Union and Republic of Turkey. Key stakeholder is the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF) which is both the Beneficiary and the Contracting Authority, responsible for implementing the contract.
The overall objective of the project is to support the improvement of IPARD program in Turkey.
The purpose of the contract is to prepare a report on collective models for development for small farmers in joint use of machinery/production facilities, short value chains, and higher value products to be used for the modification of rural development programs, particularly IPARD.
Work plan and activities are designed to enable achievement of the above-mentioned results. Our understanding of the project activities and tasks are briefly outlined as follows:
Activity 1 concerned realisation of 6 on the spot case studies in order to investigate the success factors of small farmers who materialized their businesses without the supports of IPARD programme. The contractor surpassed the requirements and executed 9 visitswith a total of 24 days on the field. Furthermore, the Contractor prepared 9 web-news, created 8 videos from field visits, conducted, received and analysed a total of 546 surveys from farmers participating from Ankara, Bursa and Amasya.
Activity 2 concerned realisation three regional consultation meetings to discuss obstacles and needs of farmers with key sector actors. Even though the initial participation expectation was 45 participants in each province; a total of 116 persons participated to Amasya meeting, 164 persons to Ankara and 88 persons participated to Bursa meetings. Web-news and videos were created for each meeting.
Activity 3 concerned realisation of a study visit to Italy to investigate short supply chain structures and applications. Italy study visit was realised in the most effective way, with the most relevant institutions with the participation of 6 experts from Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Activity 4 concerned preparation of three booklets which reflect project activities, farm partnership (multi-applicant applications) and short supply chain models. 1000 copies each were printed and submitted for distribution. They are also available for download for those who are interested.
Under Activity 5, a report was prepared including an overview of success factors, analysis of obstacles and realistic potential of small farmers to apply for the measures identified in IPARD programme, as well as recommendations on training topics for farmers and legal framework. This report mostly includes research and recommendations for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in order to support them in shaping the IPARD III program and allowing accessibility to small-scale farmers to IPARD funds. This report is also available upon request.
Project Code: JRC/SVQ/2018/D.4/0008/N
Duration: 11 months
Contracting Authority: Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC)
Beneficiary Countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYROM Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
Contract Value: €100.000
This contract had the objective of carrying out a survey among farmers in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey to obtain data to perform analysis on factors affecting farmers’ participation in modern supply chains and contractual arrangement applied between farmers and processors/retailers to ensure the supply of the food quality desired by the market.
The specific objectives that the survey and the analysis performed by the us need to meet are:
2205 surveys were conducted with farmers in 7 Countries. Agamemnon Consulting Group carried out 840 face-to-face surveys (out of 2205) in different provinces of Turkey and provided this data for analysis.
The overall objective of this project, of which this contract will be a part, is to support Government efforts in the diversification of the economy while promoting balanced and inclusive growth, decreasing regional disparities and improving rural livelihoods, specifically by contributing to business development, investment promotion and employment generation.
The purpose of the contact is to support the development of a better informed, more market-oriented and competitive small and medium sized farming agribusiness sector by increasing sales of traditionally produced agricultural and food products and which will contribute to the overall economic development of rural areas.
The action will provide technical assistance to IPA II beneficiaries with a view to supporting their progress towards the adoption and the implementation of the EU environment acquis, as well as strengthening the regional cooperation in the environmental field.
The action will target those environmental policy areas where trans-boundary cooperation is needed to address common challenges and also respond to emerging environmental policy priorities. These include waste, water, air quality and industrial pollution, nature and biodiversity, combating illegal trade in timber and wildlife, as well as implementation of circular economy actions. Alongside actions that will strengthen environmental reporting and governance need also to receive due attention.
The project aims at enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of the agricultural advisory services system in Azerbaijan thereby enabling it to better respond to current and future challenges in the agriculture sector in a sustainable and collaborative manner. To this end it will assist the Government of Azerbaijan and service providers in rural areas to better understand and adopt operational systems, processes and services that are more focused, targeted and relevant to increasing farm incomes while protecting and enhancing the natural environment - amongst others by developing and promoting a Code of Good Agricultural Practice.
The objective of this project is to improve intercultural dialogue between Turkey - EU through protecting and advertising common cultural heritage and strengthening civil society dialogue on common cultural heritage. In this context, the Contractor will provide technical support for the operationalization of the EU-Turkey Anatolian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Institute like preparing an organizational structure for the Institute, establishing a library and supporting with publications, increasing the Institute’s visibility by publishing various promotional materials, preparing a sustainable website and establishing international network for the Institute.
This Institute set up in Gaziantep will assist establishing to networks among archaeology institutes of Turkey and EU member states for sustained dialogue and knowledge sharing in the field of common cultural heritage, ensuring that the latest research, technologies and sustainable archaeological practice are exchanged.
Moreover, the Contractor will increase the knowledge of relevant target groups (i.e. academics, students, civil society, artists, archaeologists, NGO’s, experts working in the field of common cultural heritage, universities and institutes or similar institutions operating in Turkey and EU in the fields of common cultural heritage)about collection, protection and promotion of common cultural heritage. In this respect, the Contractor will also provide services to the target groups organizing daily trips, various trainings/workshops about cultural heritage (covering preservation of under water and historic properties, research methodologies, conservation of naturals, prevention of smuggling etc.),study visits and internship programs.
The project is to contribute to strengthen the capacity of public institutions in designing implementing and monitoring evidence-based CMO policies; to promote and enhance implementation of minimum quality and marketing standards of fresh fruit and vegetables and strengthen the position of smallholder farmers in the fruits and vegetables supply chain.
The Contractor will provide services in preparation of value chain assessments in agriculture sub-sectors.
The Contractor will support the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy (MAFWE) to develop plan of actions for gradual alignment to the EU CMO rules and requirements that describes necessary legal, adaptations of institutional mandates and development of administrative capacities.
The Contractor will also provide capacity building through trainings for officials from MAFWE and Agency for financial support in agriculture and rural development (Paying Agency) and other relevant institutions and stakeholders for better understanding of EU CMO rules and their application in the national context.
The Contractor will also improve the institutional capacity related to the implementation of marketing standards for fruit and vegetable markets in line with EU requirements through assistance of the State Agriculture Inspectorate and intensive regional trainings of fruit and vegetable producers.
Northern part of Cyprus
The purpose of the contract is to assist the Turkish Cypriot community in the implementation of its strategy for farm advisory services (FAS). Such services are fundamental for the development of activities in the agricultural sector. A strategy was established in 2017 in order to establish a structured approach and provide a wide spectrum of services to the farmers operating in the Turkish Cypriot community.
The Consultant will be required to implement the following outputs:
· to identify the relevant Turkish Cypriot stakeholders in the agriculture sector and involve them at each stage of the contract's implementation ensuring constant dialogue and informed participation;
· to assist the relevant Turkish Cypriot stakeholders in the implementation of its farm advisory services strategy;
· to provide technical assistance to farmers on topics including Mediterranean agriculture; EU acquis in agriculture; farm management innovation and related practices to increase the income and the competitiveness of farms; as well as assistance with rural development project preparation and implementation;
· to support Turkish Cypriot relevant stakeholders in raising awareness amongst farmers as regards the benefits of farm advisory services. In this respect, the Consultant should advise on supplies which could be effective for didactical purposes;
· to assist in the design of up to two related calls for proposals, as required;
to assist Turkish Cypriot stakeholders in maintaining a robust monitoring and evaluation system to review the effectiveness of the provided farm advisory services.
This Project will ensure development of expertise and improvement of institutional/organizational and human resource capacity of DoEUI and end-recipients along with the rational and effective planning and control of projects to be funded under ESOP.
Technical assistance will focus on organizational development: institutional capacity building of DoEUI and potential end-recipients; delivery of training courses, study and site visits, preparation/review of necessary programming documents, quality checking of procurement documents , revision of IPA Application packages (IPA Application Form, Feasibility Studies, Cost Benefit Analysis - CBA, , project documents etc.), design reports and drawings and day-to-day consultation/support to DoEUI activities within operational programmes.
The aim of this contract is to provide assistance for improving the planning, legislative, and institutional capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection in the context of the harmonization process and accession negotiations for negotiations Chapters i) 11 (Agriculture and Rural Development), and ii) 12 (Food Safety, Veterinary, and Phytosanitary policy). The project will also include a component aimed to raise awareness of Serbia's efforts for achieving the EU standards in the respective areas.
The main objective of the project is to improve the knowledge of food business operators and farmers in terms of EU environmental and hygiene standards, the right equipment to use and structural requirements. The project also aims to increase awareness regarding the support provided by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance in Rural Development (IPARD) programme to assist the food processing industry to upgrade them to the relevant EU standards. In this regard, the project will cover activities such as analysis of legislation, capacity-building program including trainings, study visits, consultation meetings, and an awareness-raising program including seminars, preparation of brochures and hand-outs.