Within the framework of the technical assistance project, the IPARD Managing Authority staff visited 50 IPARD projects in different regions of Turkey. The visits cover the provinces of Çanakkale, Denizli, Burdur, Isparta, Çankırı, Kastamonu, Ordu, Giresun, Ağrı and Van. During the interviews, the perception of people towards IPARD grant support and its effect on added value of the region was outlined. During the investment period, detailed information was obtained concerning the establishment process of the enterprises, its transition to operation, the service provided and marketing of products. In addition, positive contribution of IPARD support to the commercial and social life of region is observed.

*Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
*General Directorate of Agrarian Reform
*Department of Managing Authority for EU Structural Adjustment
*Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km, ANKARA/Türkiye
*Website: ipard.tarim.gov.tr