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Chocolate prices continue to rise!

The latest news on the cocoa market is that prices surged to a record high of US$9,733/ tonne late in March 2024 and recently topped US10,051/ tonne as inclement weather decimates yields in major production areas. Consequently, the price of chocolate which is the most popular and the largest byproduct …

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Food security threatened by extreme flooding, farmers warn!

Record-breaking rain over the past few months has left fields of crops under water and livestock’s health at risk, adding to pressures on food producers. The flooding and extreme weather linked to climate change will undermine UK food production unless farmers get more help, the National Farmers Union said. Debbie …

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Sabri İpek: Irrigation problem in agriculture must be solved urgently!

İpek pointed out that if no measures are taken, the loss and leakage rate in irrigation could increase to 52 per cent... Agricultural Production Consultant of Ekin Agro Tarım Ürünleri A.Ş. (Ekin Agro Products Inc.) and Agricultural Engineer Sabri İpek stated that in a period when the climate crisis and …

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Türkiye’s first floating solar power plant installed at Keban Dam…

Solar energy investments continue in Türkiye. Kuzuova Floating Solar Power Plant, Türkiye’s first energy generating floating solar power plant, was established on the surface of Elazığ Keban Dam Lake. The country’s first floating solar power plant (SPP) built on the Keban Dam in Elazığ started to generate electricity. Kuzuova Floating …

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Türkiye amasses 120,000 types of seeds in gene banks…

Some 120,000 genetic specimens are kept under protection in the country’s two seed gene banks, Agriculture and Forestry Minister İbrahim Yumaklı has said. İbrahim Yumaklı During his visit to the Turkish seed bank in the capital Ankara, one of the two seed banks operating under the General Directorate of Agricultural …

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Yıldıray Gençer: Tomato price could jump to 250 liras if the production carried out only with ancestral seeds!

Yıldıray Gençer, Head of the Sub-Union of the Seed Industrialists and Producers (TSÜAB), said that as seed industrialists, they give great support to local varieties, but warned that if the entire production is carried out with ancestral seeds with low productivity, tomato, which is 50 liras today, could jump to …

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The world loves ‘Apple Farmers’ to the core!

For many American farms, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. The Robison and Stennes family orchards combined equal more than 200 years of growing apples in Washington.  Dave and Karla Robison The Robison family has been growing apples in Chelan, Washington since the 1950s. Today, Jake – the fourth …

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Ömer Celal Umur: Tobacco production in Russia and Ukraine may shift to Türkiye

Press release… Ömer Celal Umur, Chairman of the Aegean Tobacco Exporters’ Association, stated that there are hints that the Russia-Ukraine war in Türkiye’s close geography will have positive reflections on the country’s exports of tobacco products. Ömer Celal Umur Emphasizin that some of the productions in Russia and Ukraine may …

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Mehmet Ali Işık: We are targeting 500 million dollars in exports of seedless raisin

Press release… Mehmet Ali Işık, Head of the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association, reported that Türkiye’s seedless raisin yield decreased by 22 percent to 246 thousand tonnes in the 2023/24 season. Mehmet Ali Işık Mehmet Ali Işık noted that despite the 22 percent decrease in the seedless raisin …

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Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan: We have achieved a good momentum in the export of Black Sea salmon

In the exports of Turkish salmon grown in the Black Sea in January and February of this year, a spike of 289 per cent compared to the same period last year, an increase of 70 thousand 614 dollars in foreign currency inflow was achieved, while this figure was recorded as …

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