The most important output of the project, a sustainable extension model, the “Farmers’ Organizations centred Pluralistic Extension Model” will be implemented for 5 (five) years in the provinces in the GAP region, primarily in areas that was or will be irrigated, such as Adiyaman, Batman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Kilis, Mardin, Siirt, Sanliurfa and Sirnak.
Within the scope of the 5-year implementation plan of the model, at least 40 of the 615 existing farmers’ organizations and 240 technical staff are expected to work as an extension element. 40 farmers’ organizations to enter the system and 240 extension personnel to operate will form the primary target group.
Also, within the scope of model, the Ministry of Agriculture extension staff and farmers’ organizations took place outside the primary group, and approximately 1,000 technical personnel working in extension in the private sector will be the secondary target group of the project. As a result of the full implementation of the model, about 15,000 farmers who will be directly effective to extension service and including areas will be opened for irrigation, directly and indirectly, 40,000 farmers will be the beneficiaries of the project.
In addition, creating organizational awareness of agricultural issues in the region and within the scope of activities to be done in terms of their referral to contribute to agricultural development.