A World Bank study influenced by IMPREX methodology and research direction
To build resilience into the agricultural economy of the province of Izmir in Turkey and strengthen its competitiveness, the World Bank, in collaboration with the Izmir Develoment Agency İZKA, will carry a High-level Key Agricultural Product Risk Assessment (KAPRA) focusing on the Kucuk Menderes River Basin.
With the study, İZKA hopes to better understand the scope and depth of climate impact on agricultural products and production, and to develop a series of resilience solutions taking into account economic, ecological and social dimensions.
The KAPRA will be the first activity of its kind in Turkey.
In a recent public tender, the World Bank notes that the project echoes the agricultural pillar of the “Improving Predictions and Management of Hydrological Extremes” project financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020. It also builds on several recent research and plans developed in Izmir as well as other existing İZKA projects.