Apricot Agriculture And Marketing Project (KAYEP)

Apricot Agriculture And Marketing Project (KAYEP)

 

Name of the Project

Apricot Agriculture And Marketing Project (KAYEP)

Source of Fund

EU

Duration

12 months

Date of Starting

December 2006

Date Of Completion

November 2007

Place

Malatya

Parties Concerned

Malatya Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

 Malatya Apricot Foundation

İnönü University

GAYA

Malatya Provincial Directorate Of Agriculture

Malatya Provincial Directorate Of Commerce And Industry

Project Subject

According to the Malatya Chamber Of Commerce And Industry data, Malatya province meets  %60 of apricot production of the world by its self. But there are vaious problems in production and marketing. And the systematically applied politics to solve these problems are unfortunatelly insufficient. For contributing to the solutions of these problems, the Project aims at giving production development, processing, marketing, advertising, having brand and long-term thinking trainings to theSMEs and relevant institutions in Malatya and in its districts for providing capacity development.

Project Summary

Overall Objectives

For farmers and SMEs to have knowledge about needs and problems of their sector in Malatya

For farmers and SMEs to receive the training they need to increase their sales both in home market and exports

To do workshops, to organize conferences, and to find 'apricot support unit' and thus to guarantee the sustainability

Specific objectives

1. To analyze data in order to understand the needs and the problems of farmers and SMEs

2. To organize workshops, with full attendance, in order to determine the needs and the problems of the sector by a certain priority

3. To give the needed training to the farmers for them increase product quality and quantity

4. To give the needed trainings to SMEs about vision, marketing, brand, new markets and foreign trade

5. To establish 'apricot support unit,' under Malatya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for the sustainability of the project