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“TURKISH SEED COMPANIES CAN TURN NEIGHBOURS’ LIMITED R&D INVESTMENTS INTO OPPORTUNITIES”

Every country has to increase its yield per unit area due to its increasing population, increasing annual calorie requirement per capita, shrinking planting areas and global warming. Factors such as seed, fertilizer, water and agrochemicals are critical in increasing yield in crop production. Of these, seed comes first in terms …

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DR. MELTEM ONAY WRITES; A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO AGRICULTURE

The Coronavirus epidemic reminded us once again that the health of all living things is interconnected and integrated. Covid 19, which was initially seen as a global health problem, will now be discussed more with its economic, social and political dimensions. Because we will see the effects of the epidemic …

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BERRAK BİRGİLİ WRITES; A CARBON SINK…

A CARBON SINK SUMMARY Adopting production systems that will increase the amount and rate of increase of CO2 sinks, which are brought to the agenda by global warming and climate change, has become an issue of interest to all sectors in the world. The Kyoto Protocol and all other official …

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“PRESERVE YOUR FOOD, PROTECT YOUR TABLE”

Whether primitive or modern, food producers have always held the power in the world. The nutrition of soldiers and poor people were the primary responsibility of states until the formation of modern societies. Along with the Industrial Revolution and the capitalist economic system, states formed policies on job and employment …

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THREE CHALLENGES FOR TURKISH AGRI-MACHINERY INDUSTRY…

It is thought that the most important problem is unfair competition. A considerable number of companies, which are quite large in number according  to the number of agricultural enterprises and market size in the country, highlight competition in price rather than quality / technology. This unfair competition reduces operating profitability, …

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THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISM…

By Owen Roberts President, International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Agricultural media has always been a reliable source of information for farmers. Although agriculture is a huge industry, the media community that serves it is too small for unreliable sources to flourish for long. With the COVID-19 pandemic, I expect …

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AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION IN AUSTRIA…

In Austria, there is no national agricultural thematic channels that broadcast as in Turkey. As far as I follow, it does not exist in Germany and Switzerland too. However, there are many agricultural magazines / newspapers regularly printed in Austria. These are printed with the same quality and rich content …

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DR. İBRAHİM ORTAŞ: HAPPY SOIL DAY SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

Happy Soil Festival, Which Is Forgotten… According to the Soil Feast Law No. 4760 published in 1945, the first Sunday following June 11 is celebrated every year as the “Soil Feast”. Unfortunately, the agenda of the world as well as our country is so intense that the day of the …

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THREE CHALLENGES FOR FINNISH AGRI-FOOD SECTOR…

Finnish agriculture has a struggle with profitability, and this has been going on at least since 2007, when we happened to have domestic products, while a global undersupply on basic products, mostly grain, was a fact. One of the biggest challenges to get a better profitability should be higher prices …

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CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE SHOULD BE HELD URGENTLY…

There is a well-known rule in the economy that “If you can’t measure, you can’t manage.” It is also used in business life. In a sense, it also refers to inventory management or asset management.So what is there and what is at hand, it is necessary to know this very …

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