Sivas-Erzincan Development Project

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Sivas-Erzincan Development Project

Sivas-Erzincan Development Project


The project operates in an area covered by steppe and grassland

in two of Turkey's least-developed provinces. Sivas, the larger of the two, is the largest province in the country. The target population, which represents 12 per cent of rural people in the two provinces, comprises the poorest people in the area.  Their livelihoods depend on exploitation of natural resources, including forest resources that are degraded by overuse. The project gives priority to households headed by women, small-scale farmers with rainfed land and limited livestock, landless households, and small-scale farmers cultivating a combination of rainfed and irrigated land.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • increase agricultural productivity and income levels
  • expand rural employment opportunities and encourage the individual and group initiatives of smallholders
  • build and strengthen self-sustaining institutions involving local poor people such as village development committees and associations
  • improve poor people's living conditions, and especially those of women

IFAD investments support agricultural development, particularly improved crop production, agroforestry and livestock development, as well as training and assistance for participants. Activities empower communities to analyse their productive resources and technical problems, review a range of technological solutions and improvements, and adopt those which will result in increased production.


UNDP: IFAD mission to Sivas and Erzincan

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
11 September 2003
2003 - 2013
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 30.04 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 13.08 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 9.9 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 4.4 million
Beneficiaries US$ 2.67 million
Financing terms
Project ID
Project Contact
Abdelhamid Abdouli

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