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The Turkish agricultural research system

Agricultural Research in Turkey is conducted mainly by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL) the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Universities and TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).
The Research Organization under the authority of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock is consisted of below components:
  • General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies
  • Agricultural Research Council
  • Research Advisory Committees
  • Programme Coordinators
  • Programme Evaluation Working Groups
    • Central Research Institutes
    • Regional Research Institutes
    • Subject-oriented Research Institutes
General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (GDAR)
GDAR is headquarter of the national agricultural research system and responsible for determining national research strategy, setting up research priorities and allocating available financial resources to the programs, assisting to the government in developing agricultural policy.

TARIMSAL ARAŞTIRMALAR VE POLİTİKALAR GENEL MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ (TAGEM)
Istanbul Yolu Uzeri Tarim Kampusu No: 38, P.K.78, 06171 Yenimahalle/ANKARA
Tel:(+90312) 315 76 22,
Fax:(+90312) 315 34 48
Web site: http://www.tagem.gov.tr

Mandates of GDAR
  • 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
  • Rural development
Human Resources at GDAR
Currently 1942 research stuff are working under the administration of TAGEM dealing with the whole range of agricultural issues throughout the country. Number of annual average on-going project is 778.
Research Centres of GDAR
Under the Administration of General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies, there are 10 Central, 10 Regional and 26 subject-oriented Research Stations.

1) Central Research Institutes
  • Central Field Crop Research Institute,Yenimahalle / ANKARA
    Tel : +90 (312) 343 10 50
    Fax : +90 (312) 327 28 93
    Web: www.tarlabitkileri.gov.tr
  • Atatürk Central Horticultural Research Institute/ YALOVA
    Tel : +90 (226) 814 10 05, 814 25 20–21
    Fax : +90 (226) 814 11 46
    Web: http://www.arastirma-yalova.gov.tr
  • Central Plant Health Research Institute/ANKARA
    Tel: +90 (312) 344 59 93, 344 59 94, 344 59 95
    Fax: +90 (312) 315 15 31
    Web: http://www.zmmae.gov.tr/
  • Soil, Fertilizer and Water Resources Central Research Institute/ANKARA
    Tel: +90 (312) 315 50 56
    Fax: +90 (312) 315 29 31
    Web: http://www.tgae.gov.tr
  • Central Livestock Research Institute, Lalahan / ANKARA
    Tel : +90 (312) 865 11 90, 865 11 96
    Fax : +90 (312) 865 11 12
    Web: http://www.lalahanhmae.gov.tr/
  • Central Aquaculture Research Institute/TRABZON
    Tel: +90 (462) 341 10 53, 341 10 54, 341 10 55
    Fax: +90 (462) 341 10 56
    Web: http://www.sumae.gov.tr/
  • Central Food Control and Research Institute/BURSA
    Tel : +90 (224) 246 47 20, 246 47 21, 246 47 23
    Fax : +90 (224) 246 19 41
    Web : http://www.bursagida.gov.tr
  • Agricultural Economics and Policy Development Institute/ANKARA
    Tel : +90 (312) 287 58 33–07
    Fax : +90 (312) 287 54 58
    Web : http://www.tepge@tarim.gov.tr
  • GAP International Agricultural Research and Training Center/DİYARBAKIR
    Tel : +90 (412) 326 13 23
    Fax : +90 (412) 326 13 24
    Web : http://www.gatae.gov.tr
  • International Agricultural Research and Training Center /İZMİR
    Tel : +90 (232) 831 10 52
    Fax : +90 (232) 831 10 51
    Web : http://www.utaem.gov.tr

2) Regional Research Institutes
  • East Mediterranean Agricultural research Institute/ADANA
    Tel: +90 (322) 334 00 30, 334 00 55, 334 00 56
    Fax: +90 (322) 3340357
    Web: http://www.cukurovataem.gov.tr/
  • West Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute/ANTALYA
    Tel: +90 (242) 426 20 70, 426 20 71
    Fax: +90 (242) 42 620 72
    Web: http://www.batem.gov.tr/
  • Mediterranean Fisheries Research Production and Training Institute/ANTALYA
    Tel: +90 (242) 872 14 00
    Fax: +90 (242) 872 14 05
    Web: http://mail.akdenizsuurunleri.gov.tr/
  • Trace Agricultural Research Institute / EDİRNE
    Tel: +90 (284) 235 81 80, 235 81 82, 235 81 83
    Fax: +90 (284) 235 82 10
    Web: http://www.ttae.gov.tr/
  • East Anatolian Agricultural Research Institute / ERZURUM
    Tel: +90 (442) 327 22 74, 327 14 40, 327 22 73
    Fax: +90 (442) 32 714 63
    Web: http://www.datae.gov.tr/
  • Transitional Zone Agricultural Research Institute / ESKİŞEHİR
    Tel: +90 (222) 324 04 43
    Fax: +90 (222) 324 03 01
    Web: http://www.ataem.gov.tr
  • Aegean Agricultural Research Institute, Menemen / İZMİR
    Tel: +90 (232) 846 13 31
    Fax: +90 (232) 846 11 07
    Web: http://www.aari.gov.tr/
  • Black sea Agricultural Research Institute / SAMSUN
    Tel: +90 (362) 256 05 14, 256 05 15
    Fax: +90 (362) 256 05 16
    Web: http://www.ktae.gov.tr/
  • GAP Agricultural Research Institute / SANLIURFA
    Tel: +90 (414) 3135789
    Fax: +90 (414) 3132882
    Web: http://gaptsktaem.gov.tr/
  • Bahri Dagdas International Agricultural Research Institute /KONYA
    Tel: :+90 (332) 355 12 90
    Fax: :+90 (332) 355 12 88
    Web: http://www.bdutae.gov.tr/

3) Subject/discipline Oriented Research Stations

Subject/discipline oriented research stations have carried out the research project on the crops or disciplines which has economical priority for a region or whole country.

3.1. Plant Breeding and Agro technology Research Stations
3.2 Plant Health Research Stations 3.3. Animal Breeding and Husbandry Research Stations Other Organisations related to agricultural research

Ministry of Environment and Urbanization


Universities


Universities mainly are carrying out basic researches. There are 26 Faculty of Agriculture; 23 Faculty of Fisheries; 18 Faculty of Veterinary; 10 Faculty of Forestry; 36 Department of Food Technology belong to different universities in all over the country.
All the universities are working under the authorisation of Higher Educational Council (www.yok.gov.tr)

TUBITAK

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
http://www.tubitak.gov.tr

TUBİTAK is financing the agricultural research projects that carried out by Ministry of Food Agriculture and livestock, Universities and other research organizations. TÜBİTAK has two research institutes that are involved in agricultural biotechnology and food research.
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