Ministry Of Food Agriculture And Livestock
MoFAL is the main public organization concerned with Agriculture and Rural Development in Turkey and has seven main General Directorates one of which is GDAR. GDAR is the headquarter of the national agricultural research system and responsible for determining national research strategy, setting up research priorities. GDAR also assists the government in developing agricultural policy through its Department of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research. Under the Administration of GDAR, there are about 2.000 researchers in 47 Research Institutes, responsible for carrying out agricultural R&D activities in all domains of agriculture and one of which focuses on food research. These domains are mainly food, feed, crop plant breeding and production, plant protection, animal breeding and husbandry, animal health, fisheries and aquaculture. GDAR also has more than 50 years’ experience of international projects in the field of agricultural research and development such as FAO, CGIAR, etc.