Comparison of IPARD I and IPARD II Programmes

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Name of Article :

Comparison of IPARD I and IPARD II Programmes as a Source of Rural Development Financing in Turkey

Authors : Ender KAYA, Aykut ÖRS
Date : August 2017
Conference :

The 4th International Conference On Sustainable Agriculture and Environment (10 – 12 August 2017, Indonesia)

Host Institution : Sabelas Maret University, Indonesia
Number of pages : 10
Abstract :

European Union (EU) uses The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) to prepare candidate and potential candidate countries for EU membership. One of the five components of IPA is rural development (IPARD). IPARD funds provide financing to develop production standards of agricultural establishments for competing with other establishments in EU member states. For this purpose, in Turkey IPARD I programme was applied between 2007 and 2013 and IPARD II programme was prepared to apply from 2014 to 2020.

The purpose of this study is compering structural differences of IPARD I and IPARD II programme which are important tools to increase competiveness of agricultural establishments in Turkey. Structural differences between two programmes were examined under three headings; targets of programmes, budgets of programmes and eligibility criteria. Results were provided as tables and graphs. In the result of study, changes and actual statue of this important financial tool, by which 10.693 investment that amount to 6.77 billion Turkish Liras were supported, was revealed.

Keywords : IPARD programme, rural development financing, comparison

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