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FIXING THE BUSINESS OF FOOD 2021…

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FAO-TURKEY INUGURATES THE FOURTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COOPERATIVE PROJECT…

17 September 2021, Ankara  – A stakeholders meeting was held yesterday to launch the fourth phase of the Project: “Promoting sustainable employment and income generation opportunities for Syrian refugees and host communities”, funded by the Government of Japan. The objective of the meeting was to provide implementing partners with necessary guidelines …

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BEKİR KARACABEY: TURKISH LAUREL WAS REGISTERED AND RECEIVED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

Within the scope of the project carried out by the General Directorate of Forestry (OGM), Turkish Laurel was registered by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TÜRKPATENT) and was entitled to receive a geographical indication. In a written statement from OGM, it was emphasized that laurel creates an important employment …

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WOMEN’S COOPERATIVES WILL REACH THE CONSUMER THROUGH DIGITAL MARKETING…

Press release… 10 September 2021, VAN – Women Cooperatives Support Programme Planning Meeting took place in Van between 8-10 September within the scope of the project “Building Resilience of Syrians Under Temporary Protection and Host Communities in Turkey Through Supporting Socio-Economic Integration and Creating Livelihood Opportunities” implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization …

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ÇEŞME MELON, FAMOUS FOR ITS TASTE, GETS GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION…

Press release… Famous for its taste, durability and aroma, Çeşme melon has been registered… Çeşme melon, famous for its taste and unique aroma, has been registered as a “Geographical Indicated Product” by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office. “Çeşme melon”, the first registered product of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, will provide …

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HOW FARMERS ARE USING DATA AND TECHNOLOGY TO MEET THE WORLD’S DEMAND…

Agricultural innovation is helping to reduce environmental impact while increasing yields… During the next 30 years, the United Nations estimates that the global population will grow by 2 billion people to nearly 10 billion. To meet this demand, agriculture must wrest larger yields from a shrinking land base. At the …

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TANZANIAN FARMERS CAN ACCESS TIMELY ADVICE ON CELLPHONES…

Handheld gadgets bring vital information to small farmers to increase productivity and access markets… MOROGORO, Tanzania While spreading fertilizer, Sebastian Bukeke, 47, a small-time farmer in the village of Kiroka in Tanzania’s Morogoro region, is also using his cellphone to learn about the weather. He has been able to boost …

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GLORIA MOSITO: FIFTY PERCENT OF AGRICULTURAL ALLOCATION MUST GO TO WOMEN IN SA

Highlighting progress in implementing the (South African) Beneficiary Selection and Land Allocation Policy (BSLAP), Gloria Mosito from Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development said for the past financial year 2020/2021, the department in aligning itself to the Gender Response Planning Guidelines and the BSLAP, targeted to allocate 11, 987 hectares …

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FAO PROVIDES FARMING INPUTS TO FARMER FIELD SCHOOL BENEFICIARIES IN HATAY PROVINCE…

Press release… 18 August 2021, Hatay – A new batch of farming input packages were distributed to 75 Syrian and Turkish Farmer Field Schools (FFS) beneficiaries today in the Hatay Yayladağı district. This activity is funded by the European Union under the FAO project “Building Resilience of Syrians under Temporary Protection and Host Communities …

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MUSTAFA ÖZEN: WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE ÇEŞME MELON UNIQUE TO THAT REGION

Press release… The harvest of “Çeşme Melon”, which has been grown with heirloom (ancestral) seeds for centuries in Çeşme District, continues. İzmir Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry, Mustafa Özen, also attended the harvest of Çeşme Melon, which has a unique aroma and can last for 5-6 months after harvesting, …

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