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BFN Project - Turkey component

  1. 1. Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project Turkey 1st ISC Meeting 25-26 April 2012, Rio de Janerio, Brazil Dr. Vehbi ESER National Project Coordinator Husniye KILICARSLAN Biologist Dr. Arzu UNAL Biologist Birgul GUNER Agronomist
  2. 2. Content Background Key activities over the 3 technical components of the project Project sites The key collaborating partners Project implementation and management plans The key next steps for the project
  3. 3. Background Biodiversity Protection Program-MoEWR Genetic Resources Protection and Development Program-MoFAL Medicinal and Aromatic Crops Program-MoFAL Food Security Program-MoFAL Rural Development Program-MoFAL Agricultural Extention Activities-MoFAL Public Health Program-MoH School Meal Program-MoE Research Projects of Universities and TUBİTAK
  4. 4. Food Poverty Statistics Food Poverty 2005 2007 2009 1,24 1,41 1,42Rural 0,64 0,07 0,06Urban 0,87 0,48 0,48Turkey
  5. 5.  Opportunities ◦ Programs those are already implemented ◦ Increasing public awareness and request on healtier food and local products ◦ Increasing marketing opportunities including local ones Challanges ◦ Attracting mas-media’s attention ◦ Lost of traditional knowledge and local varieties ◦ Improvement in modern agriculture
  6. 6. Key activities
  7. 7. Component 1: Knowledge Base Training of local project teams • assessment of local agro-biodiversity and foods • collection of associated traditional knowledge • assessment of nutritional and dietary diversity • assessment of nutritional and health status of the public • collection of relevant data and • elaboration of options for biodiversity management Refinement of the list of target Baseline study in project sites species • biodiversity for food and nutrition • dietary diversity • nutritional and health status Determination of nutritional value of • food-associated traditional knowledge the target species Determination of the role of target Selection of target ecosystemsecosystems in the food and nutrition security in project sites
  8. 8. Component 1: Knowledge BaseEstablishment of communication network Selection of pilot provinces for food-based intervention National portal on local foodsParticipatory delivery mechanismfor food-based interventionTesting and application of BiodiversityIndicators for Food Composition Component 2 and 3and ConsumptionMonitoring and assessment ofthe impact of thefood-based intervention
  9. 9. Component 2: Policy and Regulatory FrameworkNational Platform on Biodiversity for Food and NutritionPolicies and strategies for mainstreamingof local biodiversity into agricultural programmesMeasures for conservation and sustainable useof target species and their ecosystemsIncome generation options for rural producers throughSustainable production, processing and marketingof biodiversity foods Implementation strategy and priority actions for policies and strategies
  10. 10. Component 3: Awareness and Out-scalingCase studies in project sites demonstrating benefits Cof biodiversity for food and nutrition O MCapacity building plan for producers, processors, users Pand researchers to deploy and benefit from nutritionallyrelevant local biodiversity O N ENational information campaigns N TGuidelines for improved use of nutritionally-rich 2foods from local biodiversity &Tools and methods for mainstreaming biodiversity intofood and nutrition activities 3
  11. 11. Project Sites
  12. 12. Project sites 1. Black sea Pilot Site2. Aegean Pilot Site 3. Mediterranean Pilot Site
  13. 13. Project sites Total arable land area of the 3 project sites has approximalety 5.000.000 ha Project will be implemented in 10 provinces ◦ 3 province in pilot area 1 ◦ 4 provinces in pilot area 2 ◦ 3 provinces in pilot area 3 The sites has rich flora and high endemism People in project sites use many plant for nutritional purpose (wild relatives of crops, vegetables, fruits and bulbs)
  14. 14. Site 1
  15. 15. Project sites 1. Black sea Pilot Site
  16. 16. Site 1 Black Sea Pilot Site: Kastamonu, Sinop and Çankırı It is located in the Euro-Siberian biogeographic region and has transition zone to the Irano-Turanian biogeographic region Mountain steps and forests vegetation are dominant in this area and also rich flora and high endemism
  17. 17. Project site 1 Papaver rhoeas  Malva sylvestris Capsella bursa-  Plantago major pastoris  Smilax excelsa Nasturtium officinale  Rumex tuberosus Silene vulgaris  Beta trigyna Erodium cicutarium  Urtica dioica Rumex crispus  Gypsophyla sp. Malva neglecta  Asparagus sp.
  18. 18. Site 2
  19. 19. Project sites2. Aegean Pilot Site
  20. 20. Site 2 Aegean Sea Coast: İzmir, Manisa, Balıkesir and Aydın Its surrounded by Aegean Sea This area dominated by alluvial plate, calcareous mountain, forest and heavily cultivated land, also rich for edible wild plants,
  21. 21. Site 2 Papaver rhoeas  Rumex tuberosus Capsella bursa-pastoris  Cichorium intybus Nasturtium officinale  Salicornia europaea Malva sylvestris  Scolymus hispanicus Chenopodium album  Urtica dioica Foeniculum vulgare  Gypsophyla sp. Rumex patientia  Asparagus sp.
  22. 22. Site 3
  23. 23. Project sites 3. Mediterranean Pilot Site
  24. 24. Site 3 Mediterranean: Konya, İçel and Antalya High mountain steps of Taurus Mountains Central Anatolian steps where transition zone between Irano-Turanian and Mediterranean biogeographic regions
  25. 25. Site 3• Papaver rhoeas • Tragopogon aureus• Nasturtium officinale • Rumex pulcher• Rumex crispus • Eremurus spectabilis• Malva sylvestris • Urtica dioica• Polygonum cognatum • Gypsophyla sp.• Gundelia tournefortii • Asparagus sp.
  26. 26. Target speciesPapaver rhoeas Nasturtium officinale Silene vulgarisCapsella bursa-pastoris Erodium cicutarium Rumex crispus
  27. 27. Target species Plantago majorMalva neglecta Foeniculum vulgare Chenopodium album
  28. 28. Target speciesPolygonum cognatum Smilax excelsa Gundelia tournefortii Rumex patientia Eremurus spectabilis Salicornia europaea
  29. 29. Collaborating Partners
  30. 30. Key collaborating partners Agricultural Research Institutes Undersecretary of State Planning Organization Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs (General Directorate of Nature Protection and National Parks) Ministry of Health (General Directorate of Primary Health Care Services) Ministry of Education
  31. 31. Key collaborating partners The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) Universities Turkish Association for Protection of Nature (TTKD) (NGO) Union of Turkish Chambers of Agriculture İstanbul Trade Exchange (İTB) Local NGOs Farmers
  32. 32. Management and implementation
  33. 33. Management and implementation plan Execution: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL) General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM) Management: National Project Management Unit (NPMU) (the National Project Coordinator (NPC), Project Assistant and thematic consultants) National Steering Committee (NSC) National Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (NTSAC) Regional Project Teams (RPT) Regional Technical and Scientific Advisory Committees (RTSAC)
  34. 34. Management and Implementation Structure
  35. 35. Implementation and management plan Blacksea Pilot Site Coordinator Institution: ◦ Central Research Institute for Field Crops (TARM) Aegean Pilot Site Coordinator Institution: ◦ Aegean Agricultural Research Institute (ETAE) Mediterranean Pilot Site Coordinator Institution: ◦ West Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute (BATEM)
  36. 36. Key steps
  37. 37. The key steps for the project Establish project budgeting and accounting system (FAO- Subregional Office for Central Asia) Establish National Project Management Unit (NPMU) consisting of the National Project Coordinator (NPC), Project Assistant and thematic consultants. Establish National Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (NTSAC) Establish Regional Project Teams (RPT) Organize 1st meeting of the project National Steering Committee
  38. 38. The key steps for the project Organize project inception meeting Develop participatory Monitoring and Evaluation plan, tools, and methods Develop working and collaborative arrangements between stakeholders Provide training for project teams Launch baseline study in project sites Identify key national agrobiodiversity nutritional data holders and develop collaborative agreements
  39. 39. The key steps for the project Develop terms of reference (TORs) for cross- sectoral national working group for development of policies and strategies on the mainstreaming of local biodiversity into agricultural programmes Develop a list of stakeholders to be involved in the policy and strategy development process and consult broadly Undertake studies to identify and assess markets or market niches and opportunities Assess and identify a set of best practices

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