Professor Dr. İbrahim Ortaş, Lecturer of Adana Çukurova University’s Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, stated that agriculture and agriculture-based production is carried out in earthquake regions in general and said, “New constructions should definitely not be allowed in agricultural areas. Additionally earthquake resistance should be taken into account in the construction of animal shelters and poultry houses.”
After the earthquakes in Türkiye’s Kahramanmaraş province that caused great destruction in 11 provinces, Dr. İbrahim Ortaş drew attention to the negative effects of tremours in the field of agriculture.
Pointing out that the earthquakes have been effective from Mersin, which has a high agricultural potential, to Elazığ province, Dr. Ortaş explained, “A total of 11 provinces, from Adana to Diyarbakır, which were directly affected by the earthquake, have 3.7 million hectares of fertile agricultural lands. These regions have significant production potential. According to TUIK (Turkish Statistical Institute) data, the earthquake zone is also a livestock region.”
“In the Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep and Adıyaman regions, there are many animal farms engaged in goat and dairy cattle breeding. In this context, it is obvious that the region is a fully agricultural region, so new construction should definitely not be allowed,” he added…