FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Parliament ratifies renewal of FAO-Turkey partnership

Two key partnership programmes between FAO and the Government of Turkey – focused broadly on food security, rural poverty and forestry – were ratified recently by the Turkish Parliament and published last week in the Official Gazette in Ankara. 

With a total US$ 20 million financial contribution from Turkey, the agreements will help countries in Central Asia address challenges in the areas of natural resource management, food security, food safety, nutrition, rural development, forest management, land degradation, and desertification. 

The FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme, supported by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, draws upon experience accumulated since 2007. The FAO-Turkey Forestry Partnership Programme is carried out with the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs. With an integrated approach, work under the two programmes is expected to be complementary, increasing impact and effectiveness. 

Projects to be formulated under the programmes will support national priorities defined by the concerned countries – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.  

30 March 2016, Ankara, Turkey