Mr. Alexei NISTREAN - Executive Manager in PERMIS in charge of the Working Group on Agriculture and Agro-industry         Tel: +90212 229 63 30  (Ext: 125)

The Republic of Türkiye is the Country Coordinator of the Working Group on Agriculture and Agro-industry from 1 July 2023 until 30 June 2025.

The key priorities for BSEC activity in the field of agriculture and agro-industry are defined by Goal 6 “Food Security and Safety” of the “BSEC Economic Agenda Towards an Enhanced BSEC Partnership”, adopted in 2012.

Since the adoption of this strategic document, the BSEC framework of actions was set at enhancing the cooperation among the Ministries in charge of agriculture of the Member States,  elaboration of joint projects and programs in the field of agriculture and  promoting exchange of information, experience and best practices among the competent authorities, national reference laboratories, agrarian research and education institutions and the private sector enterprises in the fields of agriculture, agro-industry and food safety in the Member States.

Following the adoption of a special resolution of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, work in underway to establish, in cooperation with Food and Agriculture Organization and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Türkiye, the BSEC Regional Cooperation Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. The aim of the Centre is to assist the BSEC Member States in implementing joint research programs, special training activities, exchange of information and knowledge in the BSEC Region.

For further information kindly contact the Executive Manager in charge.