Turkey's High Development Agency has approved an action plan
("Action Plan") to support rural development during the
2015 to 2018 period. The Action Plan aims to develop the quality of
life in Turkey's countryside, to become equivalent to the
national average, as well as to sustainably improve rural working
and living conditions in becoming synchronized with urban
The Action Plan outlines five strategic aims, 11 urgencies and
40 measures for Turkey's national rural development policy in
2015 to 2018. Strategic aims and sub-categories include:
Improving the economy and increasing rural employment
Improving the competitive capacity of food and farming
Diversifying the rural economy
Curing the rural environment and maintaining continuity of
Maintaining soil and water resources
Providing effectiveness in use of soil land
Maintaining forest resources
Improving the social and psychical infrastructure of rural
Improving the human capital of rural society and decreasing
Improving corporate capacity for local progress
Improving the service delivery capacity of public
Empowering enterprises towards local progress
The Action Plan was published in Official Gazette number 29729
on 1 June 2016. Please see this link for full text of the Action
Plan (only available in Turkish).
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