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EBRD PROVIDES LOAN TO MAY SEED…

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is extending a 12 million-euro loan to May Seed, one of the leading seed producers in Türkiye. The EBRD loan will help May Seed expand its operations, renovate production and research and development (R&D) facilities, enhance the automation of R&D and …

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RUSSIA MAY LIMIT SEED IMPORTS!

Russia’s agriculture ministry has proposed that the government limits seed imports by setting up quotas, aiming to stimulate domestic production, the Interfax news agency quoted it as saying on Friday. Russia, the world’s largest wheat exporter, has long aimed to become less dependent on imported seeds for a number of …

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TURKISH SCIENTISTS WORK ON ENDURING WHEAT FOR SUSTAINABLE CROPS…

A group of scientists in central Turkey is researching some 2,500 genotypes to domestically produce wheat resistant to the impacts of climate change… As agricultural practices shift to sustainable crops in the face of increasing damage from the fallout of climate change, scientists look for new ways to keep agricultural stocks …

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TRITICALE PLANTING AREA EXPANDS IN SIVAS REGION…

Planting area expanded in Sivas, the seed centre of triticale… The cultivation area of ​​triticale seed, which is obtained from a hybrid of wheat and rye and grown as an alternative crop to fill the roughage deficit in Sivas province, has been expanded. Sivas Ulaş Agricultural Enterprise, affiliated to the …

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WAR ENGULFS THE BREADBASKET OF THE WORLD!

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent prices of food commodities—especially grains and vegetable oils—soaring. As the war in Ukraine is likely to last for several months at least, EIU expects prices of agricultural commodities to remain elevated for much of the year. Agricultural commodities prices will soar as trade is …

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HİLMİ GÜLER: ORDU WILL COME TO THE FORE IN MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS

Ordu will come to the fore in medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation… “Development of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Breeding Project” has been put into practise by Ordu Metropolitan Municipality Department of Agriculture and Livestock Services. It is aimed to use medicinal and aromatic plants, which started to be produced in …

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BANGLADESHI SCIENTISTS CLAIM BREAKTHROUGH IN RICE RESEARCH!

After 7 years of research, scientists develop rice variety resistant to floods and salinity… DHAKA, Bangladesh… Bangladeshi scientists have claimed a breakthrough by developing a special rice variety, resistant to floods and salinity. Starting in 2015 as a joint project between Bangladesh Atomic Agriculture Research Institute (BINA) and Bangladesh Agricultural …

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SOW THE RIGHT SEEDS TODAY, REAP A BETTER TOMORROW FOR ALL!

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FAO PARTICIPATES IN VIRTUAL SEED FAIR…

Visitors to the virtual FAO stand learned about FAO’s important work with seeds, the International Year of Plant Health and the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables, and the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programmes on food and agriculture and forestry. 16 November 2021, online – Following last year’s successful event, the Turkish Seed Industries …

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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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