FAO and Türkiye Partnership

Türkiye is one of FAO’s most important partners, working to implement programmes across Europe and Central Asia. Today, Turkey and FAO are engaged in close cooperation to achieve the shared goal of eradicating poverty and hunger.

The partnership between FAO and Türkiye has thrived since the creation of the FAO Country Office in 1982; this was followed by the signing of a Host Country Agreement in 2006 and the establishment of the Subregional Office for Central Asia in Ankara in 2007. The operational support of the Government of Turkey enhances FAO’s ability to respond to national needs as well as the regional priorities of countries in the subregion – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

FAO and Türkiye's cooperation continues to prosper through two Partnership Programmes dedicated to food security and sustainable management of natural resources – the FAO-Türkiye Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP) and the FAO-Türkiye Forestry Programme (FTFP), both of which are supported by trust fund contributions of the Government of Türkiye, which total to date USD 30 million.

FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme at work

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