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Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution (TKDK)

The  Agriculture  and  Rural  Development  Support  Institution  provides  supports  to  investors  in particular fields in order to ensure the sustainable development of Turkey, to serve for the priority targets and to enable enterprises in the sector to meet EU standards. Financial contributions are provided from the co-financed funds of the European Union and the Republic of Turkey. Such investment supports are non-refundable.

Supported Topics

  • Milk, red meat, poultry meat and egg producing enterprises
  • Milk, red meat, poultry processing and marketing enterprises
  • Vegetable producing and vegetable product, fruit and vegetable processing and marketing enterprises
  • Bee product production, processing and marketing enterprises
  • Aquaculture and fishery producing and processing enterprises
  • Enterprises engaged in the production of ornamental plants, and medicinal and aromatic plants
Ministry of Industry and Technology

The Ministry of Industry and Technology provides support for investments in order to reduce regional development disparities, and aims to increase high added value investments through such incentives. It has a  further  goal  to  improve  production  and  employment  figures,  and  to  expand  research  and development activities that contribute to international competitiveness.2 nd  Region incentives can be applied for investments in the agricultural and agro-industrial sectors in Çanakkale.
For investments made in Bozcaada and Gökçeada, 6 th  region incentives are applied.

Regional Incentive Implementations

  • Customs Duty Exemption

No  customs  duties  are  paid  for  imported machinery  and  equipment  to  be  provided for the investment that is made by using the incentive.

  • Social Security Premium Support  (Employer’s Share)

The Ministry shall pay the employer’s national contributions  that  are  due  for  additional employment  falling  within  the  scope  of  the incentive.  The  amount  to  be  paid  shall  be  a proportion of the minimum wage.

  • Land Allocation

For investments made using an incentive certificate,  land  allocations  are  carried  out  free of charge in order to speed up the investment process in certain cases.

  • VAT Exemption

VAT is not paid on machinery and equipment purchased as part of the investment to be made by using the incentive.

  • Tax Reduction

Income  and  corporate  tax  are  paid  at discounted  rates  for  a  period  of  time, considering  rates  applicable  for  the invested  regions  within  the  scope  of  the incentive.

  • Interest Rate Support

Interest  rate  support  is  provided  on investment  loans  with  a  maturity  of  at least one year as part of the incentives to encourage regional investments.


Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

  • Livestock Support

The  Ministry  of  Agriculture  and Forestry provides support on a per animal basis every year in order to expand husbandry activities.

Support  topics  include  dairy-type  and  mixed breeds and their crossbreeds, as well as meat-type  breeds  and  their  crossbreeds,  brood cattle,  brood  buffalo,  brood  sheep-goat,  calf, and feedstuff production support.

  • Organic Farming and  Good Farming Support

Support is provided to producers to increase their activities in organic farming and good farming practices.

Support  areas  include  fruits,  vegetables, field  crops,  brood  cattle,  buffalo,  calf, brood  ewes,  goats,  bee  hive,  greenhouse, ornamental  plants,  medicinal  aromatic plant cultivation, while support is provided on a per animal and decare basis.

  • Certified Seed, Sapling Usage and Production Support

The  Ministry  of  Agriculture  and Forestry provides support to producers in order to increase the quality of agricultural products.

In addition to these kinds of support, they also provide support for milk analysis, raw milk, milk powder, compensation for animal diseases,  disease-free  enterprise,  certified enterprise, bee hive and aquaculture.

  • Diesel, Fertilizer and Soil  Analysis Support

In  order  to  increase  the  efficiency  of  modern agricultural  activities  and  agriculture,  diesel,fertilizer and soil analysis support are provided to farmers on a per decare basis every year.

Support  areas  include  landscaping  and ornamental  plants,  special  meadow,  pasture and  forestry  products,  cereals,  fodder  crops, legumes,  tuber  crops,  vegetables  and  fruits, oilseed crops and industrial crops.


South Marmara Development Agency

South  Marmara  Development  Agency  provides  grants  to  SMEs,  registered  in  Balıkesir  and Çanakkale, to help them improve their competitiveness.

In  a  Project  Call  for  Proposals,  a  SME  can  submit  project  proposals  in  accordance  with  the subjects and conditions set for the program as part of a specific support program. For the support programs that can be applied during certain periods of the year, SME support has been given to develop the industry based on agriculture and to improve the innovation and export capacities of enterprises until now. The subject and sectors to be supported may change every year for each specific program.

The submitted projects are then ranked according to the points received, and become eligible for grants depending on the program budget. Successful projects are given a grant of 50 percent. A portion of the grants is paid to firms in advance to help overcome initial financing problems.

Further information on the active grant programs that you can apply for and current information on all grant programs is available at