A new study is published within the scope of GAP Organic Agriculture Cluster Project: The Scalability and Replicability Toolkit. This toolkit, which is prepared within the partnership of GAP Regional Development Administration, UNDP Turkey and Boğaziçi University Centre for Innovation and Competition Based Development Studies, is expected to be a guideline for leading cluster-based local socio- economic development studies and conducting comparable studies.
The Scalability and Replicability Toolkit analyzes the GAP Organic Agriculture Cluster Project within the framework of triple helix, which is one of the cluster and multi- stakeholder cooperation models, under scalable and replicable success stories factors, and provides a method for scalability and replicability studies for cluster projects.
In line with this model and inferences from pilot projects and based on the relevant literature review, a scaling roadmap that can be used as a guide for implementation in similar cluster projects is also included in the toolkit. This roadmap defines 15 main steps and it will be possible to adapt the successful projects in different geographies to wider and different groups and to get value added results by applying the acquired methods according to the dynamics of new target group. Through the Scalability and Replicability Toolkit, it is aimed to increase the number of studies in this field and to guide the determination of policies that will contribute to the improvement of regional development.
The GAP Organic Agriculture Cluster Project was implemented by GAP Regional Development Administration (GAP RDA) with the technical assistance of United Nations Development Program (UNDP).