Country Programming Framework will focus on green innovation, good nutrition, ecosystems based integrated natural resource management and livelihood and resilience support for persons under the Law on Foreigners and International Protection under FAO Turkey`s Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan (SRRP).
5 January 2021; Ankara – FAO Turkey Office is speeding up its efforts to finalize Country Programming Framework (CPF) for Turkey. Within this scope, on December 24, the Office organized FAO Country Programming Framework Turkey (2021-2025) Stakeholder Consultation Meeting with the participation of relevant stakeholders including but limited to officers from the Presidential Office, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, academics and representatives from NGOs.
Starting with the opening remarks by Ayşegül Selışık, FAO Turkey Assistant Representative, the meeting continued by the presentation of Mehmet Tarakcıoğlu, FAO Turkey Senior Program Support Specialist. Informing the participants that the CPF for Turkey is being prepared in compliance with the relevant Guides of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), the new instrument to make development cooperation more effective and CPF, FAO`s planning and programming tool that translates the FAO Strategic Framework into actions at country level, Tarakcıoğlu explained the relationship between UNSDCF and United Nations Development Cooperation Strategy and the CPF for Turkey.
Pointing out the priority areas and related outcomes of the CPF which were verbatim copied from Draft UNSDCF as endorsed by Guide and emphasized that within this context, CPF will focus on green innovation, good nutrition, ecosystems based integrated natural resource management and livelihood and resilience support for persons under the Law on Foreigners and International Protection under FAO Turkey`s Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan (SRRP). Then, the draft outputs of the Country Programming Framework Results Matrix for the period of 2021-2025 were presented for discussion. The Meeting ended with a short questions and answers session. The subjects of agricultural land markets, digitalization and UN Decade of Family Farming were specific areas that were proposed to be included into Draft Results Matrix with more concrete terms by the participants while FAO Turkey`s intention to foster the livable rural area by prioritizing the empowerment of women and youth were also welcomed. Stakeholders are also expected to convey further their views and suggestions on the draft CPF Results Matrix at their earliest in written.