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TURKEY ENDS THE YEAR BY PLANTING THE LAST OF THE 252 MILLION SAPLINGS…

The government made good on its promise during summer’s wildfires to plant three saplings in the name of every citizen in the 84 million nation, and on Thursday, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry concluded the campaign by planting the last of the 252 million saplings… Turkey ended the year …

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WHAT DOES THE FINNISH CENTRAL UNION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS AND FOREST OWNERS DO?

The Central Union of Agricultural producers and Forest Owners (MTK) is an interest organization representing farmers, forest owners and rural entrepreneurs in Finland. In 2017 MTK celebrated it’s 100 years of anniversary together with 100 years anniversary of Finland’s independence. MTK has over 316 000 members in local agricultural producers’ …

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NEW ERA IN MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANT CULTIVATION IN MUĞLA REGION…

Medicinal and aromatic plants, which are among the natural richnesses of Turkey’s southwestern province Muğla, are also an important agricultural production area. Many new gardens were also established in the province, where the producers started a conscious and quality production with the projects realized. The studies and the road map …

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ZİYA ŞAHİN: SIX THOUSAND HECTARES OF PINE HONEY FOREST AREA EXTINGUISHED

Stating that 6 thousand hectares of pine honey forest area burned in forest fires, Ziya Şahin, Head of Turkish Beekeepers’ Association (TAB), said, “Global climate change has turned both our plants and living things upside down, in short, the biosystem has been mostly affected. It’s not just about honey production. …

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EU PROPOSES BAN ON FOOD IMPORTS LINKED TO DEFORESTED AREAS…

The European Commission declared that it wants to fight deforestation harder as it proposed a legislative package on Wednesday aimed at curbing and tightening the import of commodities such as food and wood from deforested areas, trying to use its trade power to drive sustainability, by requiring companies to prove …

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WALNUT PRODUCERS JOIN FORCES TO PUT AN END TO IMPORTS…

Foreign dependency will end! ‘Strong support for the export attack’… Walnut producers joined forces in Turkey, which imports more than 70 percent of its walnut needs. It was emphasized that with a protectionist policy, both the need for walnuts will be met and they can become an exporter. Turkey is …

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NATIONAL AFFORESTATION DAY TO BECOME A BREATH FOR THE FUTURE!

Turkey launched an initiative to plant 252 million saplings by the end of the year, the country’s ministry of agriculture and forestry, on Nov. 11. “On Nov. 11, National Afforestation Day, we are becoming a breath for the future,” said the ministry on Twitter. “We breathe life into the world by planting 3 tree saplings …

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MASS PLANTING OF SAPLINGS GAIN NEW MOMENTUM ACROSS TURKEY…

In 2019, Turkey declared Nov. 11 as National Forestation Day. People everywhere, from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to primary school students took to empty lots to plant saplings. Two years on, planting has gained newfound importance in the aftermath of this summer’s devastating wildfires. Bekir Karacabey After months of preparations, authorities …

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WORLD LEADERS VOW TO HALT DEFORESTATION AND LAND DEGRADATION BY 2030!

More than 100 global leaders pledged late on Monday to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by the end of the decade, underpinned by $19 billion in public and private funds to invest in protecting and restoring forests. The joint statement at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow was backed …

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YAĞCI: WE HAVE A SAY IN NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS ACROSS THE WORLD

Press release… Cahit Doğan Yağcı, Chairperson of the Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters’ Association, said, “When we examine the overall export performance of the three sectors we represent, our exports, which were approximately 4.5 billion in the first 9 months of 2020, rose to 5.8 billion dollars in …

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