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FIXING THE BUSINESS OF FOOD 2021…

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“TURKEY SHOULD UPDATE ITS CARBON-NEUTRAL ECONOMY TRANSITION TARGETS”

Press release… Aiming to reach a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, the energy sector is one of the industries in which the European Union (EU) carries out various studies. Jak Eskinazi said, “If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we need to reduce greenhouse gas oscillations in the energy sector …

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LAND GRABBERS EXPLOIT DRIED LAKES!

Racketeers are exploiting legal loopholes to grab lands on lakes and around dams that are drying due to drought and leasing them out for commercial agricultural activities, daily Milliyet has reported. Those lands, which emerge when water levels in lakes or dams recede, are very fertile but they normally belong …

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DR. DOĞANAY TOLUNAY: BURNT TREES CAN BE SOLD FOR FIGHTING AGAINST FUTURE FOREST FIRES

A Turkish expert has advised authorities to sell all the trees burned in last month’s wildfires that devastated forests in 53 provinces out of all 81 late July and use the money collected in the fight against future forest fires. According to data from the General Directorate of Forestry, some …

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WHY SHOULDN’T COWS BE ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO USE A TOILET?

Cows are smart. “Why shouldn’t they be able to learn how to use a toilet?” Researchers in Germany recently demonstrated that cattle can be toilet trained to reduce some of their climate impact. By having the young cows pee in latrines made of turf, the team of experts in animal behavior …

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HALİT ARABACI: FROM DESERT TO ARCTIC CLIMATE, THE CONTAINER FARM OFFERS CONVENIENCE

A Turkish group of companies has designed a container farming system that enables the cultivation of all kinds of crops, regardless of climate and weather or amount of daylight, amid growing concerns over the course of climate change-related uncertainties. The container plant factory is equipped with systems that have all …

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“WATER USE BEING STREAMLINED TO REDUCE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND DROUGHT”

Water use being streamlined to reduce negative effects of climate change, drought, says forestry, agriculture minister… Turkey is aiming to modernize its irrigation systems and agriculture in line with the country’s water policy, said the country’s forestry and agriculture minister on Tuesday. Bekir Pakdemirli Water use in agriculture is being …

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FAO READY TO FOLLOW UP ON THE UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT AND TRANSFORM AGRI-SYSTEMS TOGETHER…

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has entered a new era with a new structure and new dynamics. The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are approaching; we have to change our agri-food systems urgently and holistically. This transformation requires a systemic approach and …

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HAYRETTİN UÇAK: NECESSARY STEPS TAKEN FOR FIGHTING AGAINST MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY

Press release… Producers, the Ministry and exporters act together in the fight against the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (AMS), which causes great damage to more than 200 crops, especially citrus, apricot, quince, peach, fig and pomegranate and has zero tolerance in exports. Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association delivered 500 …

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HOW ROBOTS ARE CHANGING THE FARMING INDUSTRY!

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