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Turkish Agricultural Research Institute looking for partnerships for applying under HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-02-3- two-stage (Promoting minor crops in farming systems) project call


Profile Type
Technology offer
POD Reference
Term of Validity
5 January 2024 - 4 January 2025
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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Short Summary
Turkish Agricultural Research Institute is looking for a partnership focusing on the call HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-02-3- two-stage (Promoting minor crops in farming systems)
Full Description
Turkish Agricultural Research Institute from Turkey has been expertised mainly on the breeding of field crops and horticulture as well as seed production and conservation of these genetic resources, protection of these plants from stressors in soil to provide food safety and nutrition.

Turkish Agricultural Research Institute, operating under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest was established in 1963 in Izmir, Turkey. There are 95 researchers (Agricultural Engineer (Field Crops, Horticulture, Plant Protection, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, and Agricultural Machinery), Veterinary Medicine, Food Engineer, Biologist, and Chemist) in the technical staff of Institute.

The Institute carries out R&D research activities with 202 technical and support personnel on 2053 decares of open field and 10,000 square meters of closed area (Greenhouses, fast-track breeding systems, and hydroponic). The institute are in contact with soil scientist and researchers from the other institutes and universities. To increase the awareness of people, demonstrations activities of plant and soil practices and hosting training and workshop events on the farm to extend specific management practices, highlight research methods and results to farmers, sectors, and non-governmental organizations have been organised in the institute.

The institute have a range of product produced and transfered to the farmers and sectors. The research programmes under the departments of biodiversity and genetic (the National Gene Bank of Seed, 58,050 seed samples from 3,339 species, 36,700 IZ-coded herbarium samples from 141 families, and 1,374 mushroom samples), field crop (Barley, Wheat, Potatoes, Medicinal plants, Tobacco, Oilseeds, Forage crops, and Edible grain legume), horticulture (vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melon, lettuce, bean, cucumber, cauliflower), fruits (pomegranates, quinces, mandarins, troyer, almonds, sour cherries, green plums, European plums, Japanese plums, plum rootstocks), and ornamental plants), plant protection (rust diseases seen in cereal fields), the advanced R&D centers such as cereal rust diseases and apiculture research centers as well as supporting laboratort services (Plant Tissue Culture Center, Biotechnology Laboratory, and Technology (Quality) Laboratory) have been in service in institute.

The institute has also succesfully leaded various projects about mainly breeding, development, and protection of plants such as 71 pieces projects funded by TAGEM (Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies), 3 pieces projects funded by TUBITAK, and 16 pieces projects funded by private sector on the national platform, 2 pieces project funded by CIMMYT & FAO on the international platform. The institute is offering their strong competences in new project partnership within the call of HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-02-3- two-stage (Promoting minor crops in farming systems)
Advantages and Innovations
-Knowledge, experience, and applications on soil practices
-Modern equipment
-Large land uses and infrastructure
-Varieties on plant species
-Connection with municipalities, private cooperatives, people education centers in whole country to provide citizens` engagement
-Capacity to organise regular festivals open to the public
Stage of Development
Concept stage
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 2: Zero HungerGoal 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGoal 15: Life on Land

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Agricultural Research Institute is looking for a partnership focusing on the call HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-02-3- two-stage (Promoting minor crops in farming systems)
Type and Size of Partner
OtherSME 11-49UniversityR&D Institution
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Coordinator required


Technology keywords
010002002 - Biodiversity10002005 - Biodiversity / Natural Heritage
Market keywords
09005 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products007003004 - Food supplements/vitamins
Sector Groups Involved
Targeted countries
All countries