Currently Implemented Contracts
Technical Assistance for FADN: Target 2020
Duration: 18 months
Contracting Authority: Central Finance and Contracts Unit
Beneficiary: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey
Contract Value: €1.8M Euro
The main objective of this project is to ensure a fully functioned FADN system at central and provincial levels by increasing the usage of FADN data and also to increase data quality of FADN. In this context, there shall be some activities such as local site visits to selected provinces from NUTS1 region, preparation of communication tools and establishment of FADN website to raise the awareness regarding the FADN and FADN data usage among both private and public sector. Moreover, farm management trainings will be provided for FADN farmers and representatives of NGOs in the selected 12 provinces from NUTS1 regions. Regarding the usage of FADN data and other agricultural statistical data, a simulation model and related training program to FADN staff will be developed for Turkish agriculture. The target groups of this contracts are staff of MoAF at central and provincial levels, NGOs and farmers.
The overall objective of the project is to enhance the institutional capacity of 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 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 expected results are:
Perception of FADN at both central and provincial levels has been improved.
The capacity of provinces for the implementation of FADN has been improved and the usage of FADN has been increased through trainings.
Data quality has been improved by means of on-the-spot checks carried out at the selected farms.
Decision support mechanism of MoAF has been improved through the use of FADN data.
Data collection methodology has been analyzed / elaborated and a draft legal infrastructure has been prepared.
Previously Implemented Contracts
Food Quality Standards and Participation of Farmers in Modern Supply Chains in the Western Balkans
Duration: 11 months
Contracting Authority: Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC)
Beneficiary Countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FYROM Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
This contract has 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:
Analysis of the structure of the market;
Understanding of the farmers participation in different sales channels, e.g. modern channels versus informal (traditional) channels;
Contractual agreements of sales channels;
The role of cooperatives and producers organizations in determining farmers’ participation in modern sales channels;
The role of food standards and food quality in determining farmers’ participation in modern supply chains;
The use of standards, certification, and labelling to ensure food quality and provision of information of food attributes to consumers;
The role of agricultural policy in supporting quality standards and farmers’ entering in new markets;
Which farmers are excluded from modern supply chains;
Detailed contractual agreements between farmers and processors/retailers applied to enforce the food quality standards.