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MILLETS AND SORGHUM; FORGOTTEN FOODS FOR THE FUTURE

Millets and sorghum are grains that are nutrient-rich, drought-tolerant crops and can support communities around the world. The International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) estimates that more than 90 million people in Africa and Asia depend on millets in their diets, and 500 million people in more than 30 countries depend …

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TURKIYE’S INSTALLED SOLAR POWER CAPACITY EXPECTED TO REACH 30 GW BY 2030…

Türkiye’s installed solar power capacity, which stood at 7.82 GW in 2021, is expected to increase to 30 GW by 2030, the International Solar Energy Community Türkiye Section (GÜNDER) has said in SolarPower Europe’s “Global Market Outlook 2022-2026” report. Türkiye is one of the fastest-growing energy markets in the world and its total energy demand …

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DAVID BEASLEY: CONDITIONS NOW ARE MUCH WORSE IN TERMS OF FOOD CRISES

Two U.N. food agencies have issued stark warnings about multiple, looming food crises on the planet, driven by climate “shocks” like drought and worsened by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine that have sent fuel and food prices soaring. The glum assessment came in a …

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LAST RAINS TO INCREASE THE YIELD IN KONYA PLAIN!

While it is estimated that the rains, which are effective from time to time in the Konya Plain, which is known as the granary of Turkiye, will contribute positively to the surge in yield, though the effective hail rains in some districts locally damaged the cultivated crops. In Konya province, …

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, JUNE 5…

World Environment Day 2022 is the biggest international day for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and held annually since 1973, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach. It is celebrated by millions of people across the world. World Environment Day 2022 is hosted by Sweden. “Only One Earth” is the …

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FAO AND IFAD TO LAUNCH PROJECT FOR NUTRITION-SENSITIVE AGRICULTURE…

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Jordan launched a new project to identify potential areas for knowledge exchange, policy dialogue, and programme development to improve water security, agriculture, and nutrition outcomes in …

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WHEAT PRODUCTION EXPECTED TO INCREASE 18 PERCENT THIS YEAR!

Turkey’s wheat production is expected to increase by 17.6 percent this year from 2021 to 20 million tons, according to a report by the country’s grains council (UHK – National Grain Council). In its March report, the UHK, which includes growers, business associations, scientists and non-governmental organizations, forecast that production would be 20.5 …

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“IT IS UNLIKELY TO ACHIEVE A TOP SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL: ENDING HUNGER BY 2030”

Rising competition for many of the world’s important crops is sending increasing amounts toward uses other than directly feeding people. These competing uses include making biofuels; converting crops into processing ingredients, such as livestock meal, hydrogenated oils and starches; and selling them on global markets to countries that can afford …

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WATER POLICIES ASSOCIATION FROM TURKIYE ACCEPTED AS THE NEW MEMBER OF WATER EUROPE…

The Water Europe Community (WE), which was established in Brussels for the purpose of cooperation and coordination in research and innovation for the water sector in Europe, announced that it has made the Water Policies Association from Turkiye as a member. Anca Popa Water Europe Secretariat – Water Europe Community …

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TURKIYE SURPASSES ALL OF EUROPE IN GEOTHERMAL!

The power in Turkiye is 19 MW higher than all of Europe Turkiye’s installed power in the geothermal field surpassed the total power in all European countries last year. According to the data in the 2022 Renewable Energy Statistics study published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the geothermal …

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