The Turkish Organic Sector, which has been producing healthy products that do not contain residue with environmentally friendly methods for about 30 years, joined forces for three major projects.
While the Turkish organic sector took action to establish a portal to introduce its potential to the world, it applied for projects under the European Union Green Deal and Climate Change.
Pointing out that the effects of climate change have started to be felt more intensely in the world in recent years, Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB) Vice Chairperson Birol Celep stated that they aim to increase organic production, which is the most sensitive production model to the environment and people, to reduce the effects of climate change.
Underlining that the European Union (EU) Green Consensus aims at a sustainable food system from field to fork, Celep said, “It has been adopted as a principle to minimize the carbon / water footprint, climate change, traceability and environmental damage.”
“It is aimed by the European Union to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum of 50 percent by 2030 and to net zero by 2050. In addition, it is planned to reduce pesticide use by 50 percent, fertilizer use by 20 percent and antimicrobial sales by 50 percent by 2030,” Celep noted.
“In order to reach these figures, the European Union aims to switch to organic agriculture in 25 percent of the total cultivated area. As the components of the Turkish organic industry, we join forces to keep up with and achieve these goals,” Celep added…