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ŞEMSİ BAYRAKTAR: SOIL MEANS ‘HOMELAND’ FOR ALL OF US

Şemsi Bayraktar, Chairman of the Union of Turkish Agricultural Chambers, (TZOB), released a written statement and said, “Land (Soil) means ‘homeland’ for all of us in a sacred sense. Land, which is the first source of development, means a source of income, fertility and life in addition to its sacred …

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WORLD OCEANS DAY, 8 JUNE!

The Ocean: Life and livelihoods The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth. The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the …

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DR. MELTEM ONAY; LOOKING AT THE AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEM FROM A SYSTEM PERSPECTIVE

Systems approach theory offers us some opportunities to look at issues from two perspectives. The first of these deals with the internal actors of the event and reveals the relationship between them. The other is; Taking into account the external actors of the event, it shows to what extent the …

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DR. KARAOSMANOĞLU: THE HEALTHIER ECOSYSTEMS MEAN HEALTHIER PLANET AND PEOPLE

Press release… For the climate crisis, food and water security, health and biodiversity, ecosystems must be repaired and renewed. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet and people are. For our future, we must prevent biodiversity from being at increased risk. Saying that the next 10 years are …

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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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JUNE 5, WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY!

Press release… “Restoring ecosystems”, that is, preventing, stopping and reversing the damage inflicted on the planet’s ecosystems, trying to move from exploiting nature to healing it.  This is the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, which will be celebratedon June 5. An important date that will kick off the United Nations …

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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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“A FARM TO FORK STRATEGY CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH THE COOPERATION OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS”

Press release… Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB) Coordinator and Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association Chairman of the Board Birol Celep said, “We believe that we should lead the way to show the whole world that the Aegean Region is a sustainable production centre. We, as Aegean Exporters’ Associations, which …

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“INCREASING WATER SCARCITY IS THREATENING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION”

Water is at the core of our existence. From an agriculture perspective, water is the essence of the food we grow. The world’s food systems depend on the planet’s water systems. Many global challenges, however, are threatening the sustainability of our water resources leading to water stress and scarcity and therefore impeding our efforts to …

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FEHMİ KİRAZ: OUR WHEAT YIELD ESTIMATE IS 17.5 MILLION TONNES

Fehmi Kiraz, Chairperson of the Union of Turkish Agricultural Engineers, stated that they have made their wheat yield estimate as 17.5 million tonnes this year due to the drought. Indicating that Central and Southeastern Anatolia regions, where wheat production is high, were greatly affected by the drought, Kiraz also noted …

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