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DR. AYŞEGÜL SELIŞIK: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION SHOULD INCREASE BECAUSE OF RISING POPULATION

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Selışık: The need for agricultural production will increase due to population growth

Dr. Ayşegül Selışık, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations) Deputy Representative of Turkey, emphasized that the need for agricultural production will increase in the coming years and for this, more efficient production techniques should be used and the access of small farmers to finance and technology should increase.

September 18, 2020; Ankara

FAO Deputy Representative Dr. Ayşegül Selışık participated in a TV programme, “Good Morning with Agro TV” broadcast on Agro TV. Informing the audience about the organization named ‘Start in Bodrum’, which will be held on October 10-11 with the theme of sustainable nutrition and food innovation, Dr. Selışık reminded that the event will be organized soon with the World Food Day.

Underlining that hunger across the world is increasing, Dr. Selışık said, “COVID-19 aggravates this negative picture.”

Referring to the factors that affect agricultural production negatively and mentioning that the limited access of small family farmers to financial and internet services affects agricultural activity badly, Dr. Selışık explained, “The need for agricultural production will increase due to population growth in the next 10 years. Moving from this point, the productivity in agricultural production should be increased and this would only be possible with the use of technological methods and small family farmers also need support to use these methods.”

During the programme, Dr. Selışık also shed a light on the FAO – Turkey relations and gave the information referring to Turkey’s support to FAO and FAO’s activities in Turkey.

Dr. Selışık added, “Turkey has transferred its experience (know-how) in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry to Central Asian countries thanks to the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme.”

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