Turkey Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli “Canola has a considerable added value.”
“So I think it is useful to support the production of canola as a drought-resistant product,” he said.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli, Silivri Municipality Yaşar Kemal Exhibition Hall at the event, headmen and chamber cooperatives operating in the district, met with the head of villages, producers, employers of flour and feed factories at the event took place in Silivri, near Istanbul.
Here, addressing the participants, “Producers of this region have shown a significant performance in the last 15 years. The total agricultural area, agricultural output and the variety of crops it has achieved, this region has demonstrated an exemplary production performance” Pakdemirli said.
Silivri farmers have covered great distance indeed, especially in the production of canola, more than 700 percent of the increase in this area was caught.
Pakdemirli, the history of canola production in Turkey, stating that quite new, “Both being a drought-resistant and also an edible oil this is a really important product” he noted.
Recalling that the canola is a reclaimed (breeded) version of the wild mustard plant, Pakdemirli said, “As long as we pay attention to the seeds to be planted here, there is no shortage. But I also see it from time to time, fake information about canola is spreading to the market.”
“Canola was first produced by Canadians thorugh hybrid insemination. This has a serious added value. So I think it is useful to support the production of canola as a drought-resistant product” Pakdemirli concluded…