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Desertification and Drought Day, 17 June!

The future of our land is at stake. Desertification, land degradation, and drought are among the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, with up to 40% of all land area worldwide already considered degraded... Healthy land not only provides us with almost 95% of our food but so much more: …

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30 million dollars from the World Bank to Dikili Agriculture Based Specialised Organised Industrial Zone…

Press release… Dikili Agriculture Based Specialised Organised Industrial Zone (Dikili TDİOSB) which is one of the largest geothermally heated agriculture-based organised industrial zones in Europe and Türkiye, established in cooperation with the Governorship of Izmir, Izmir Chamber of Commerce, Aegean Region Chamber of Industry, Izmir Commodity Exchange, Aegean Exporters’ Associations, …

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Sharing the story of sustainable agriculture…

Maire “Pilu” Giraudo talks about sharing the story of agriculture and sustainability to those who do not have experience with the industry… Maira “Pilu” Giraudo passionately advocates for agriculture, telling audiences how nature inspires. In her communications, she describes how farmers produce food/fiber in a sustainable way, emphasizing that farmers …

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What is heatflation? How does it affect the food industry?

Everyone is familiar with the word inflation. Shrinkflation (companies reducing the quantity of certain products) is also a term we have heard frequently recently. But have you heard of Heatflation? What is heat inflation? Climate change and the resulting hot weather and extreme climatic events directly affect agricultural activities. As …

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Burak Kırkgöz: Drought in Konya Plain causes ‘stress’, yield expectations fall

While a low rainy season continues in Konya Plain, the granary of grain across Türkiye, plants are stressed especially in barren areas. Stating that intermittent rainfall during the spike period, known as the spawning period, was insufficient, experts stated that there would be a decrease in yield in barren areas. …

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Alfa Seed developes a drought-resistant wheat…

Alfa (Tohum) Seed, which carries out breeding activities, especially in grainss, has produced a drought-resistant wheat variety. This wheat, which was developed and shows high yield capability in arid conditions, was named ‘Trend’. Alfa Seed R&D Breeding Department Manager Resul Engin announced that the white grain bread wheat variety developed …

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Rainfall gives hope for grain production in Konya Plain…

While the low rainfall expected this year in Konya Plain, Türkiye’s granary, paved the way to yield loss in cereals, the rainfall received from time to time increased the hopes in the plain. Experts draw attention to the frequent control of the products in the field and the correct spraying …

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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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“Mega drought” warning for Australia: Could last more than 20 years!

A new study has warned that Australia could face ” mega-droughts” lasting more than 20 years in the future. The latest study paints a worrying picture of future droughts in Australia, with researchers saying they could be far worse than anything experienced in the recent past. Dr. Georgy Falster Mega …

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Melike Koçoğlu: We have an ambitious target in geothermal greenhouse production as Alarko

Melike Koçoğlu, General Manager of Alarko Agriculture Group, stated that they are the largest geothermal greenhouse operator in Türkiye as of now. Melike Koçoğlu “Our goal is to enter the top 10 in the world in 2028.” Alarko Agriculture Group General Manager Melike Koçoğlu said that currently, 70 per cent …

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