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Ali Fuat Gürle: We export 68 percent of non-wood products

Press release… Ali Fuat Gürle, President of Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association; “We export 68 percent of non-wood products” Ali Fuat Gürle “Our exports of non-wood forest products such as laurel, oregano, linden, sage, rosemary, medicinal plants, acorns, etc., which we call non-wood forest products, were around …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Agriculture is among four top priority issues

Agriculture Among Top Priorities, WTO DG Says Agriculture is among four top priority issues for the WTO membership, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said.  She told a 22 May meeting of the organisation’s General Council that, in her consultations with WTO members, the topic was repeatedly identified as a priority for action – along …

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Lavender production in Safranbolu triples!

Safranbolu Municipality announced that there has been a great increase in lavender production, which started 3 years ago on an area of 500 square metres. It is stated that the production area has grown 3 times in 3 years and this year the harvest will be done in an area …

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Zeliha Öztürk: We have no problems with added value in ovine breeding

LOCAL BREEDS ARE NUMBER ONE IN PRODUCTION: ‘AS LONG AS THEY ARE PRODUCED’ Zeliha Öztürk, Chairwoman of the Antalya Sheep and Goat Breeders’ Association, said that they have no problems with added value in ovine breeding. Zeliha Öztürk Stating that the biggest problem in animal husbandry is the need for …

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Neither the milk nor the meat problem to end if the producer quits!

On World Milk Day, the sector is looking for a solution: ‘If the producer ends, neither milk nor meat problem will end’ Stating that the cost figures of the National Milk Council (USK) and the ministry do not reflect the reality, Ali Gümüşlü, Head of Elmalı Milk Producers’ Association, said …

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Organic honey production improves in Batman…

Organic honey production is becoming widespread with the support of the state… In Türkiye’s Southeastern province of Batman, 594 beehives with pollen traps with 70 percent grant were distributed to 66 beekeepers within the scope of efforts to ramp up organic honey production and popularise bee breeding. In order to …

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Yumaklı: Türkiye Beekeeping Map updated, accordingly we have 9.2 million hives

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Yumaklı announced that Türkiye Beekeeping Map has been updated with 2023 data and new geographically labelled honeys and provinces producing breeder queen bees have been added. İbrahim Yumaklı Yumaklı stated that Türkiye Beekeeping Map has been updated with 2023 data and said, “According to the …

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Strawberry cultivation increases while bolstering agriculture and farmers’ income…

The active promotion of strawberry cultivation as a means to bolster agriculture and farmers’ income has been gaining momentum, particularly in the central province of Konya and Batman in the southeast of Türkiye. Notably, the districts of Hüyük in Konya and Sason in Batman are leading the charge, boasting organically grown strawberries …

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Dr. Nazimi Açıkgöz; Mushroom Economy

Although fungi are among vegetables in terms of our food, they are not in the animal or plant kingdom. They are a primitive group of living organisms that do not have organs such as true roots, stems, leaves and flowers and lack chlorophyll, that is, they cannot photosynthesise. These naturally …

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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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