11 affected provinces accounted for 20% of Türkiye’s agricultural production, says FAO… The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Tuesday that the Feb. 6 earthquakes in Türkiye caused $6.7 billion in losses and damage to crops, livestock production, food stocks and agricultural infrastructure and assets. Joining the bi-weekly …Read More »
FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS MOSTLY TO RUSSIA, POLAND AND ROMANIA…
Press release… Ferhat Gürüz, Chairman of the Board of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, announced that Türkiye’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports amounted to 309.9 million dollars in February, marked by earthquake disasters. Ferhat Gürüz Most exports to Russia, Poland and Romania… Evaluating the February performance of …Read More »
DUTCH FARMERS TURN PROTESTS INTO VOTE VICTORY!
Dutch farmers dealt a blow to Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s environmental plans on March 15, ploughing up the political landscape to win elections that will shape the upper house of parliament. Exit polls showed the Farmer-Citizen Movement (BoerBurgerBeweging, BBB), which was founded less than four years ago, riding a wave of recent protests to …Read More »
FERHAT GURUZ: TURKIYE’S FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS AMOUNT TO 309.9 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEBRUARY
Press release… Ferhat Gürüz, Chairman of the Board of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, announced that Turkey’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports amounted to 309.9 million dollars in February, marked by earthquake disasters. Ferhat Gürüz Ferhat Gürüz, who stated that there was a 22 percent hike in …Read More »
KONYA AGRICULTURE FAIR SETS SIGHTS ON 136 MILLION DOLLARS SALE…
Türkiye’s one of the most prominent agriculture fairs, held annually in central Konya, is set to see TL 1.5 billion ($136 million) in sales this year. Ilhan Ersözlü, the general manager of TÜYAP Fairs Yapım Inc., has emphasized the crucial role the agricultural fair will play in contributing to the …Read More »
EARTHQUAKE RUBBLES THREATEN AGRICULTURE IN REGION!
Ongoing debris removal work in 11 earthquake-affected provinces has put food safety on the agenda, as experts warn that dumping building rubble on or near farmlands can cause unprecedented harm to not only food crops but also the environment. The dumping of debris at the site or around agricultural lands will cause irreversible problems, while …Read More »
CREATING A DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT TO PROMOTE AGRI-FOOD HERITAGE SYSTEMS…
March 3, 2023GFAR by the GFAR Secretariat Agri-food heritage systems have been recognized for their potential to help address food security and to promote sustainable development worldwide. But significant progress in promoting and developing these systems remains to be made. Can the creation of a new digital knowledge environment help change …Read More »
QUAKE IN MALATYA TO AFFECT APRICOT EXPORTS NEGATIVELY!
Earthquake may negatively affect apricot exports in Malatya, the world’s apricot capital… While two major earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş province, which is called the disaster of the century in Turkiye and affected 11 provinces, caused great damage, it was stated that apricot exports in Malatya, which is the most …Read More »
RAINFALL IN THE KONYA PAIN DECREASES BY 55 PERCENT!
Rainfall in the Konya plain decreased by 55 percent compared to last year! In the driest season of the last 53 years, Konya Plain expects rainfall for harvest! While Türkiye recorded the second hottest and driest month of the last 53 years as January of 2023, the precipitation in Konya …Read More »
WHAT IS THE AGRICULTURAL RESERVE?
The agricultural reserve – previously the crisis reserve – was triggered last year for the first time ever to support EU farmers after the invasion of Ukraine – and could be used again this year, according to the European Commission. In place since 2013, this tool accounts for close to …Read More »