Forests – Antalya (Turkey)

Antalya (Turkey)
Forests – Antalya (Turkey)

The Antalya “PREPSOIL Regional Soil Needs Workshop” takes place on the 26th of April, 2023. This workshop aims to understand the most urgent needs for forests regions, namely in the NUTS 2 - TR61 region.

The workshop is supported by Karadeniz Technical University (Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forestry Engineering) and Yozgat Bozok University (Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science). It will take place at Orman Bölge Müdürlüğü Misafirhanesi (Regional Directorate of Forestry Guesthouse). The event will be organised in Turkish.

The goal of the workshop is to engage with the local community and understand the main needs of the soil in the region from their own perspective. Round-table sessions are planned after lunch.

Topics to be discussed

    • Introduction and background: EU Soil Mission and PREPSOIL (15 min) - Prof. Dr. Turgay Dindaroglu
    • Introduction Soil Health Needs Assessment in PREPSOIL, DPSIR framework (15 min) - Prof. Dr. Tugrul Yakupoglu
    • Overview of the region (Köprülü Canyon Natural Park)current issues (15 min) - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uzay Karahalil
    • Related activities or projects in the region (near Köprülü Canyon NP) (15 min) - Antalya Regional Directorate of Forestry
    • Related activities or projects in the region (near Köprülü Canyon NP) (15 min) - Antalya Regional Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks
    • Regional threats and perspectives (15 min) - Prof. Dr. Ertugrul Bilgili
  • 11:00 – 11:15 h  - COFFEE BREAK (15 min)
  • 11:15 – 12:30 h      DRIVERS and PRESSURES SESSION (STAKEHOLDERS) (75 min)
    • Biophysical and Socioeconomic Drivers/Issues and Pressures (current situation and expected future developments) from the Stakeholders – Participative Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Bilgili (60 min)
      • Description of the causes/problemsrelated to soil and soil management in the region
      • Implications for soil management exerted by the drivers/issues
      • What soil management needs arise from the drivers/issues now and in the future
    • Wrapping up the outputs of the session (15 minutes)
  • 12:30 – 13:30 h - LUNCH (60 min)
  • 13:30 – 14:45 h - STATE and IMPACT SESSION (STAKEHOLDERS) (75 min)
    • Indicators for the soil health and determining their current levels in the dominant land use in the region from Stakeholders - Participative Moderator: Prof. Dr. Turgay DİNDAROĞLU (60 min)
      • Determining the status of the soil health
      • Description of the main biophysical and socioeconomic states in the region and soil management
      • Effects of the drivers/issueson soil and soil management.
      • Changes in the soil by the drivers, pressures and the consequences of these changes for the dominant land use
    • Wrapping up the outputs of the session (15 minutes)
  • 14:45 – 15:00 h - COFFEE BREAK (15 min)
  • 15:00 – 16:00 h      RESPONSE SESSION (STAKEHOLDERS) (45 min)
    • Reaction of the societal system to identified impacts and the responses - Participative Moderator: Prof. Dr. Tuğrul Yakupoğlu (60 min)
      • Reflections on changed management practices and their incentives,
      • Policy changes,
      • Changes in the dominant land use, ongoing transition activities in the region
      • Options for soil health, improvements
      • Barriers,
      • Challenges
    • Wrapping up the outputs of the session (15 minutes)
  • 16:00 – 16:15  - COFFEE BREAK (15 min)
  • 16:15 – 17:00 - CLOSING SESSION (45 min)
    • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Bilgili (60 min)
    • Wrap up sessions (15 min)
    • Conclusions, Final remarks and Closing (30 min)


Local people and administrators, agricultural producers, tourism professionals, Antalya Regional Directorate of Forestry, Antalya Nature Conservation National Parks Branch Office, Mediterranean Forestry Research Institute, Tasagil Forestry Management Directorate, Chamber of Forest Engineers and Chamber of Agricultural Engineers.

Draft Agenda

More info soon

Read the blogpost about this event (online soon)

See below the photo gallery (kindly provided by the local organizer) (online soon)