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Turkey | FAO supports Syrian refugees and Turkish host communities in starting agribusinesses

28/08/2020

Another round of vocational and entrepreneurship training is about to start in Bursa province to support selected Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) and Turkish citizens in launching micro-scale agri-food businesses. The FAO project, funded by the Government of Japan, will provide useful vocational and entrepreneurship skills and technical support services.

The official inauguration of the project “Promoting Self-Reliant Livelihoods Through Employment and Micro-Entrepreneurship” was attended by local representatives of the implementing partner, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the district governorship and the district municipality.

The 40-day training programme organized by local partners includes both theoretical and on-the-job training sessions. Twenty women trainees will participate in entrepreneurship sessions covering business planning, marketing and accounting to improve their agri-food business skills. Local products such as pickles, tarhana (a special Turkish soup) and noodles will be produced under the project.