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Strengthening the Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of Forest Landscapes in Turkey's K

Strengthening the Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of Forest Landscapes in Turkey's K

€4406370.861

05/22 - 05/22

Completed

This project is part of

Objectives

To improve biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management in the Kazdaglari Region for environmental and socio-economic benefits

Other

Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

The project will promote integrated management of natural resources in the Kazdaglari region and will promote the use of the latest land use planning tools and methods to ensure local communities participate in the management of natural resources. Specifically, the project will provide socioeconomic benefits to beneficiaries in the target area by carrying out the following activities:- The project will work with local communities and their cooperatives to develop value chains for locally produced NWFP, handicrafts and products farmed organically or GAP certified. Strategically, from a value chain and marketing perspective, the project will support the establishment of a network of community-run shops across the Project Area to increase profits by selling directly to the public.- The project will support the development of an ecotourism strategy and action plan and supporting its implementation. This includes implementing planned ecotourism routes and supporting the development of a network of hospitality and service activities.- Support local farmers by preparing a Good Agricultural Practice Strategy for the project area and showcasing good agricultural practices (including organic farming) to improve farmer's access to markets and incomes.- Ensure sustainable use of forest resources by adapting Variable Harvest Retention Systems in the target area and the use of RIL system for harvesting operations in fragile forest ecosystems. These activities will ensure farmers have access to wood forest products while ensure biodiversity protection.