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COMCEC Strategy adopted during the 4th Extraordinary Islamic Summit held in Makkah Al-

Mukarramah on 14-15 August 2012, envisages Working Group Meetings as one of the

instruments for its implementation. Through the Working Groups, experts from the member

countries get the chance of elaborating the issues thoroughly in the respective cooperation

areas and sharing their good practices, views and experiences. The Working Groups are

established for each cooperation area defined by the Strategy, namely Trade, Transport and

Communication, Tourism, Agriculture, Poverty Alleviation, and Finance.

The COMCEC Outlooks are prepared in each cooperation area of the Strategy with a view to

exploring the global trends and current situation in the COMCEC Region in the respective area

and enrich discussions during the Working Groups Meetings by providing up-to-date data and


This COMCEC Agriculture Outlook 2016 is prepared by Mr. E. Emrah HATUNOGLU and Mr.

Mustafa Adil SAYAR, Experts at the COMCEC Coordination Office with the objective of

providing general information on the status of agricultural sector in the Member States. It aims

to be a commonly referred handbook for decision makers and other users; to identify the

relationships between agriculture sector and other sectors; to be a source for monitoring and

evaluation of current agricultural policies and to assist in formulation better policies in the

Member Countries by combining various data and statistics published or held by different

institutions. This document also dwells on the major issues with regard to agricultural sector

development and makes comparisons with the different country groupings to demonstrate the

situation in the Member States and thus cooperation potential.

Views and opinions expressed in the report are solely those of the authors and do not

represent the official views of the COMCEC Coordination Office or the Member States of the

Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Excerpts from the report can be made as long as

references are provided. All intellectual and industrial property rights for the report belong to

the COMCEC Coordination Office. This report is for individual use and it shall not be used for

commercial purposes. Except for purposes of individual use, this report shall not be

reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including printing,

photocopying, CD recording, or by any physical or electronic reproduction system, or

translated and provided to the access of any subscriber through electronic means for

commercial purposes without the permission of the COMCEC Coordination Office.