HomeAbout usPartnersinstitutions21. General Directorate of Agricultural Research, and Policy, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, GDAR-Turkey

The mandate of General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policy (GDAR) is the Agricultural research management (call announcement and evaluation of project proposals; funding, coordination, monitoring & evaluation, and impact assessment of supported projects) in the fields of plant breeding and production, plant protection, animal breeding and husbandry, animal health, fishery and aquaculture, food and feed, postharvest technologies, biodiversity/genetic resources, organic agriculture, biosafety, soil and water resources management and rural development.

Its targets are the setting of priorities of agricultural research for the Country and allocating the available resources to the programs and projects according to the priorities; improving the productivity and quality of agricultural products through research and helping improving the incomes of farmers, protecting the natural resources (including soil & water, fauna, genetic resources of plants and animals) and the environment for sustainable utilization; disseminating the research results; following the adoption of the project outcomes; improving the system for research management and information and make available for the use of researchers;  following technological developments around the world and adapting them to the country's conditions; improving the scientific capacity of the researchers; improving research capacity and the productivity of agricultural research organization.

GDAR is one of the main service general directorates of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey responsible for the agricultural research and development.

GDAR manages 59 research institutes dealing with the whole range of agricultural issues throughout the country.  Currently, approximately 1900 active researchers and research managers have been working within the framework of GDAR system. GDAR has 87 year- experience in the field of agricultural R&D, and currently represent about % 90 of the applied research activities.

International cooperation

Turkish researchers have been taking part institutionally in the framework programmes since 2003. After Turkey’s participation to the 6th Framework Programme, GDAR has established a coordination unitto support researchers by providing relevant information and meeting their training needs on the basis of Framework Programmes. Up to now, GDAR has carried out 12 projects under EU 6th FP, and 9 projects under 7th FP, and GDAR is the coordinator of one of them.

An average of 900 research projects are being implemented yearly and more than 550 of them are in the field of Mediterranean food and agriculture.

GDAR has been involved in all kind of transnational R&D projects and projects within FP programmes of EU, on behalf of the Ministry. Currently, GDAR is an active partner of 13 ERANets. They are: ARIMNet, EMIDA, ARPAARI, AGFORISE, RURAGRI, ERA-ARD II, ICT-AGRI, BIODIVERSA2, CORE ORGANIC II (and for the new call CORE ORGANIC Plus), AQUAMED, EUPHRESCO, SUSFOOD and ECO-ZEO.

  

 

 

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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
 

 
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