Supporting crop production for Syrian refugees
Submitted by: Serhat Burak Güresinli, EU Expert, Directorate General for EU and Foreign Relations, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Email: [email protected]
The project is referenced in the Turkey 3RP Food Security and Agriculture Sector Newsletter.
Introduction to the project
March 2017-December 2018
A greenhouse built next to Osmaniye Temporary Accommodation Centre enabled refugees to grow vegetables and receive on-the-job training.
The project aimed at enabling the fast production of vegetables to cover the needs of the refugees living in the temporary accommodation centre in Osmaniye and developing the capacity and skills of 150 Syrian refugees in greenhouse vegetable production and greenhouse technology.
The project was funded and implemented by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) of the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry with a budget of $ 460,000.
Main activities of the Good Practice
The project provided materials, equipment and technical support to establish a greenhouse of 0.8 hectares in the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Oil Seeds Research Institute, which is located near the temporary accommodation centre in Osmaniye. The project enabled the fast production of vegetables for the refugees living in the temporary accommodation centre. The opening ceremony of the greenhouse was held on 12 December 2018 in Osmaniye.
- Directorate General of Migration Management, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Turkey
- Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR)
- Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Oil Seed Research Institute)
- The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Results of the Good Practice
150 participants were awarded certificates from the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) upon the completion of their on-the-job training, which could enhance their employment opportunities.