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DENİZ ATAÇ: DESERTIFICATION AFFECTS THE LIVES OF 2 BILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Desertification affects the lives of approximately 2 billion people worldwide, turning them into “ecological migrants,” according to the head of a nonprofit environmental group. Deniz Ataç – CEO of the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion for the Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) – said that land …

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DURSUN YILDIZ: INTERNATIONAL WATER BANK IS IN ITS FOUNDING STAGE

Water Policies Association President Dursun Yıldız said that the studies, started at the beginning of 2020, for the establishment of the International Water Bank (IWB) still continue. Yıldız said, “MAI Resources International, the Global Leader in Water Resources Management and Bulk Water Transport, announced that it is the largest supporter …

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KONYA’S FARMER WARNS; AGRICULTURAL MOBILIZATION SHOULD BE STARTED!

Warning from Konya producers: Agricultural mobilization should be started Due to the lack of precipitation in the Konya Plain, the province known as Turkey’s granary, drought is showing its effect. Noting that no one has the right to waste even a drop of water, Meram District Chamber of Agriculture President …

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HYDROPONIC STRAWBERRY FARMING INCREASES IN WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION…

Strawberry export of approximately 171 thousand dollars in 2.5 months from the Western Mediterranean Region… According to the data of the Western Mediterranean Exporters’ Association, last year, 2 million 120 thousand 202 dollars of strawberries were exported from the region where Antalya, Isparta and Burdur are located. This year, there …

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APRIL PRECIPITATION RATE DOWN BY 50 PERCENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

Turkey is heading toward farming season under a severe threat of drought, a water report has revealed, noting a 50 percent decrease in the rate of precipitation across the country in April. “There was 90 percent decline in rainfalls in the Southeastern Anatolia region and some 76 percent decline in Eastern Anatolia in April,” said a …

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FOOD INSECURITY AND WATER SHORTAGE TURKEY’S TOP CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS!

A bleak future mired in water shortage and a food security crisis awaits Turkey if we cannot mitigate the effects of climate change, an Istanbul-based climate scientist has warned. “Drought is the most pressing issue we need to deal with … As a country, the most important problem (we have) in the …

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DROUGHT AGGRAVATES SINKHOLE TROUBLE FOR TURKEY’S GRAIN SILO!

Sinkholes are a natural phenomenon but few things about them are “natural” in the broad sense of the word. Indeed, they are mostly the fault of humankind. Droughts brought on by climate change – which is linked to humankind’s actions – force people to resort to the aggressive draining of …

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“200 DAYS OF HEAT WAVES WILL BE COMMON IN EASTERN TURKEY!”

Climate change and the associated drought risk pose a greater challenge to Turkey in the future, although it is not ringing alarm bells right now. Agriculture and Forestry Deputy Minister Akif Özkaldı told a parliamentary committee that the projections were grim for the country for the next century. “Without precautions, 200 days …

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APRIL 22; HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Held on April 22, Earth Day is an annual day that unites individuals focusing on protecting the planet by preventing disasters that are occurring more frequently due to climate change and environmental destruction, in other words “saving the world” This Thursday, April 22, will be the world’s 51st Earth Day, …

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BLUE GOLD; MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE IN THE WORLD!

The United Nations World Water Development 2021 Report (WWDR) has been published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water. The report shows that the main reason for water waste and misuse is not understanding the value of water. ‘Blue Gold’.. Audrey Azoulay UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said, “Water is our most …

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