Developing a National Agri-environment Programme for Turkey

This Handbook presents many of the key outputs, recommendations and accumulated expertise from a project entitled “Supporting the Development of a National Agri-environment Programme for Turkey” that was undertaken from January 2006 – November 2008. It is is intended as reference document to support the future programming of agri-environment measures in Turkey, with particular reference to the opportunities and obligations associated with EU cofinancing. Special attention is also given to introducing the concept of High Nature Value (HNV) farming and the biodiversity benefits associated with using agri-environment (and other rural development) measures to maintain certain types of low intensity farming systems typically found in Turkey.

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