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“TURKEY HAS BEEN INCREASING ITS FOREST ASSETS SINCE 1980s”

Professor Dr. İbrahim Turna, Lecturer of Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Faculty of Forestry, said that Turkey has been trying to increase its forest assets since 1980s and these efforts are appreciated. Dr. Turna said, “Turkey’s forest assets have been gradually increased from 1980s to the 2000s.” “Millions of saplings are …

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TURKEY RANKS 6th IN THE WORLD BY INCREASING FOREST PRESENCE…

Karacabey: We are ranked 1st in Europe and 6th in the world in increasing forest presence! Turkey, according to the report by the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment, has moved up to the 27th place from 46th in the world. 16 January 2021… Turkey, according to a report prepared by …

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GROWING SYNERGY BETWEEN CHINA AND US IN AGRICULTURE…

By Hu Bingchuan There is no doubt that China and the United States have provided useful experience in agricultural development for human progress, especially for developing countries. The US leads the world in agricultural modernisation and output, and China is transitioning from smallholder farming to modern agriculture, having made huge …

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NİHAT ÇELİK: 2021 WILL BE THE YEAR OF SHEEP AND GOAT

Turkey Sheep and Goat Breeders’ Association (TÜDKİYEB) Chairman Nihat Çelik said that they aim the year of 2021 to be a peak term in this field by carrying the number of ovine animals to 70 million. Çelik also said that sheep and goat farming was one of the least affected …

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IĞDIR’S HANDWOVEN CARPETS TO ADORN JAPANESE HOMES…

Iğdır University in the eponymous eastern province of Turkey has launched a new project focused on the preservation, development and promotion of the city’s carpets and rugs in association with the Turkish Employment Agency (IŞKUR). The university-owned business has sold the locally manufactured textile products to Japan in hopes of …

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IS SPECIALIZED ORGANIZED INDUSTRIAL ZONES USEFUL FOR AGRICULTURE?

The specialized organized industrial zone based on agriculture (TDİOSB) is a wide range of goods and service production areas established by the public, legal person or persons, aimed at ensuring the integration of the agriculture and industry sector, producing agricultural and animal production and industrial facilities for their processing. The …

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A NEW REGIONAL PROGRAMME FOR FOOD SECURITY FOR THE MEMBER COUNTRIES OF ECO TAKES SHAPE…

Press release… Ankara Turkey – The 1st Consultation Meeting on updating the Economic Cooperation Organization Regional Programme for Food Security (ECO-RPFS) was held on 9 December with the participation of the representatives of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), ECO-Regional Coordination Center for Food Security (ECO-RCC), representatives from the ECO member countries as well as …

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TURKISH FARMERS PAID 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS UNDER THE IPARD PROGRAMME…

Turkish farmers have been paid a total of 1.25 billion euros ($1.5) billion in assistance over the last eight years as part of a project in cooperation with the European Union, Agriculture Minister Bekir Pakdemirli has said. As part of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Rural Development (IPARD) Programme, 14,476 agricultural projects have been …

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RESETTING THE FOOD SYSTEM FROM FARM TO FORK…

Press release… An intergovernmental panel could help reset how food systems function in the same way the IPCC has shaped climate action, says the Barilla Foundation Advisory Board. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, PARMA – A leading think tank has proposed an intergovernmental panel for food systems to help achieve the …

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“BODRUM TO DIVERSIFY TOURISM BY INTEGRATING TOURISM AND AGRICULTURE”

Turkey’s famous resort city of Bodrum, located in the Aegean province of Muğla, is working to attract a million more foreign visitors through agritourism, its mayor said. Agriculture is an essential field for Bodrum, said Ahmet Aras, who is also the head of Bodrum Promotion Foundation (BOTAV), in an interview …

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