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FAO PARTICIPATES IN VIRTUAL SEED FAIR…

Visitors to the virtual FAO stand learned about FAO’s important work with seeds, the International Year of Plant Health and the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables, and the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programmes on food and agriculture and forestry.

16 November 2021, online – Following last year’s successful event, the Turkish Seed Industries Association (TURKTED) organized its second online international seed fair on 11–13 November 2021. This year’s virtual fair provided a platform for firms, institutions and NGOs working on seed production, seed and laboratory equipment, plant health, seed coating and fertilizers to display their work and products, exchange ideas with each other and uncover opportunities for collaboration. Visitors to the FAO-Turkey stand at the fair could learn about FAO’s work on seeds and plant genetic resources through posters, photos, videos and catalogues.

The FAO-Turkey stand also provided information on the International Year of Plant Health (extended from 2020 to mid-2021) and the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables (2021), as well as the two FAO-Turkey Partnership Programmes on food and agriculture, and forestry (FTPP and FTFP). Presentations highlighted the “2nd Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture” and the results of the “Global Conference on Green Development of Seed Industries” held on 4-6 November 2021.

Through these presentations, FAO-Turkey seeks to raise public awareness of the importance of seeds, genetic resources, fruit and vegetables, and plant health, as well as the need for international cooperation to achieve better, more sustainable agriculture production. FAO also supported the participation of NGOs from Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan at the fair.

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