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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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TURKTED ONLINE SEED FAIR 2021…

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TURKEY: OILSEEDS AND PRODUCTS UPDATE

Turkey’s marketing year (MY) 2021/22 sunflower seed area and production is estimated at 760,000hectares and 1.75 million metric tons (MMT) respectively. Turkey continued imports of sunflower seedsto meet stable demand. Accordingly, during the first eleven months (Sept-July) of MY 2020/21, oilseedsunflower seed imports were 899,000 MT, sunflower seed meal imports …

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FIRST GENE EDITED WHEAT TRIALS GET THE GO AHEAD IN UK…

The British government has granted permission for a series of field trials of gene edited wheat for the first time in Europe, marking a significant move away from the EU’s stance on the matter. After the green light from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), trials will be carried out by …

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DR. NEVZAT BİRİŞİK: CLIMATE CHANGE WILL TRANSFORM AGRICULTURAL DIVERSITY AND FARMING CULTURE

Dr. Nevzat Birişik, General Director of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, said that it will not be possible to continue the usual varieties and cultivation culture in the same way due to climate change. Dr. Nevzat Birişik said, “Climate change shows us that …

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