The General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises (TİGEM) is an Economic State Organization, which is free in its activities and limited by its capital, established in order to produce all kinds of goods and services needed by the agriculture and agriculture industry, subject to the provisions of the Decree Law no 233 on the State Economic Enterprises, dated 8.6.1984.
Activities of TIGEM
a) Procures all seeds, seedlings as well as livestock and semen in order to increase, diversify and improve the product quality of the country's vegetable and animal production.
b) Establishes and participates in the establishment of related facilities in order to evaluate the animal and plant products to be obtained in the enterprises and received from the farmers.
c) Conducts researches on plant and animal production, breeding and rehabilitation and cooperates with other breeding and research organizations when necessary.
d) Cooperates with the surrounding farmers and farmers' organizations in relation with the products and services they produce.
e) Procures all kinds of goods and services that it needs to realize its objectives and activities from domestic and foreign markets.
f) Provides all kinds of goods and services by cooperating with domestic and foreign individuals and organizations, prepares them for the market and evaluates them in domestic and foreign markets.
g) Leases and rents the land to/from natural and legal persons to perform production and operation activities and establish their facilities.
h) Rents the poultry house, barn, warehouse, porch and similar buildings, which have lost their function over time in order not to be abandoned without damaging the integrity of the mentioned enterprise.
i) Cooperates with domestic and foreign private and legal persons and companies to establish production and operation facilities related to its activities, establishes partnerships and ensures that it is put into operation.
j) Makes patent, license, technical skill and similar agreements with domestic and international companies, sells and buys information and technology according to legislation.
k) Makes and executes engineering management, project research, feasibility and similar engineering services.
l) Organizes skills-making seminars and courses on study subjects.
Organizations of TIGEM
- Commodity Exchange
- Union of Chambers of Agriculture
- Turkey Milk, Meat, Food Industrialists and Producers Association (SET-BİR)
- Jockey Club
- Turkish Public Enterprises Association (TKIB)
- Sub-Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers (TSÜAB)
- Sub-Union of Plant Breeders (BISAB)
- Sub-Union of Seed Producers (TYAB)
- Sub-Union of Sapling Producers (FÜAB)
- Sub-Union of Seed Distributors (TODAB)