Aydın Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry is one of the 81 provincial organization in Turkey implementing duties of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. It has 9 branch directorates and 17 district directorates. She employs over 300 personnel in the center consisting of agricultural engineers, veterinarians, food engineers, technicians and administrative staff.
The mission of the directorate is to identify, implement, monitor and evaluate innovative policies to ensure sustainable agricultural production, access to adequate and reliable food, rural development and competitiveness.
Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry carries out activities in all stages from plant & animal growing & production to consumption. She executes her duties to ensure secure food supply from farm to fork, to raise welfare of producers and level of consumer satisfaction, providing the use of water, land, plant and animal resources in efficient and sustainable way with environmentally friendly approach.
The directorate implements projects, training programs & courses for farmers and consumers to transfer agricultural skills, information and new technologies as well as general skills & information related to technology and food.
The duties attached to the Ministry are divided into main groups according to the service areas. I accordance with these fields the directorate performs tasks as follows;
Agricultural Production and Security of Supply: To increase, protect, record and control of production, productivity, and diversity in plant, animal and aquaculture products; to spread new production methods considering human health and ecological balance.
Food Safety: To ensure reliable food and feed supply; to carry out inspections; to perform traceability principles in every phase of the procedures on production, process, and marketing of food, food additives, and other materials and ingredients in contact with food.
Phytosanitary, Animal Health and Welfare: To take preventive measures for plant health, to control and eradicate animal diseases and pests, to ensure animal welfare
Agricultural Infrastructure and Rural Development: Improving the rural economy, improving the agricultural, social and physical infrastructure of rural areas. To implement programs in order to create a competitive agriculture sector, improve physical potential, environment, and land, together with the life quality and economic diversity in rural areas.
Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources Management: To protect aquaculture resources and to ensure sustainable operation, to improve aquaculture production.
Research and development: To carry out research and development activities in order to increase quality and productivity in agricultural production.
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