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.
- 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
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.
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 www.gmka.gov.tr/destekler.