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Dr. Nuray Şahinler: Global climate change negatively affects bees!

It has been noted that due to the warm winter months caused by global climate change, bees do not hibernate, they physiologically age and mass colony losses occur because of the fact that they leave the hive and start working. Dr. Nuray Şahinler Professor Dr. Nuray Şahinler, Lecturer of Faculty …

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Bingöl honey is on its way to becoming the first honey with a geographical indication in the European Union…

Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz announced that Eastern Anatolia’s province of Bingöl’s honey is on its way to becoming the first honey to receive a geographical indication in the European Union. Cevdet Yılmaz Yılmaz appreciated Bingöl University’s work in the field of bees and bee products and stated that they will …

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Five-year livestock roadmap targets self-sufficiency!

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Yumaklı has announced Türkiye’s five-year livestock roadmap which plans to end livestock imports in three years by providing additional support to producers. The ministry has initiated a program for breeders and milk producing enterprises to have superior breeds in milk and meat productivity which expects to yield results within two …

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Number of female farmers rises to 300,000 in Türkiye!

Just in time for International Women’s Day, Türkiye‘s agricultural scene blossoms with the empowerment of over 300,000 women farmers registered in the Farmer Registration System (ÇKS). Amidst this growth, women entrepreneurs take the lead in cultivating plant production, cultivating not just crops, but a future of equality in agriculture. The increase in productivity …

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A branding-based roadmap is essential for a more sustainable ‘Kars goose meat production’

Press release… According to the findings of the survey, 47 percent of goose breeders access technical information from their family and close environment, while 11 percent access technical information from the internet. 71 percent of the breeders want to expand their existing goose flocks… The Kars Provincial Directorate of Agriculture …

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World Wetlands Day – 2 February!

The World Wetlands Day, celebrated on 2 February, raises global awareness about the importance of wetlands for human prosperity and a healthy planet. The 2024 theme “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing” focuses on the interconnectedness between wetlands and various aspects of human wellbeing, including physical, mental and environmental health. Wetlands offer …

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EU sets out its strategy for the future of agriculture and food…

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen launched the Strategic Dialogue on the Future of EU Agriculture to develop a common vision for the future of the EU agriculture and food system. The Commission will formulate future recommendations for the agriculture and food sectors in line with the report to …

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Greenhousing; Türkiye ranks second in Europe and fourth in the world

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı stated that Türkiye ranks second in Europe and fourth in the world in greenhouse cultivation. In the last 21 years, greenhouse cultivation has grown by 123 percent, supplying 9.4 million tonnes of vegetables and fruits to the market. İbrahim Yumaklı Minister of Agriculture …

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Mustafa Şahin: Women farmers are our priority in agricultural production

Press release… Izmir Provincial Directorate of Agriculture delivered production materials and equipment to the “Orange Hands Agricultural Cooperative”, which operates in Menderes – Gümüldür region and consists entirely of women producers, at a ceremony organised. Speaking at the ceremony, Izmir Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Mustafa Şahin emphasised that …

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Türkiye invests over 157 million dollars in rural development projects in 2023…

Türkiye provided some TL 4.7 billion (157.8 million dollars) in grant support to rural development projects last year, a senior official said Wednesday. Highlighting that they made last year “the year of rural investments,” Agriculture and Forestry Minister Ibrahim Yumaklı said, “Last year, we provided TL 4.7 billion in grant …

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