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Hayrettin Uçak: Aegean exporters will continue to invest in young people

Press release…

Turkish agriculture will grow with young people…

Turkish agriculture will reach its targets with young people…

Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association believes that Turkish agriculture will grow with young people and reach its targets.

Hayrettin Uçak

The Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, the leader of plant product exports in the Aegean Region, is preparing to add a new ring to its efforts to bring young people into the agricultural sector due to the continuous hike in the average age in the agricultural sector.

Hayrettin Uçak, Vice Chair of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB) and Chair of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, stated that they implemented the project named “Third Generation Agricultural Entrepreneurship” in 2022 in order to bring young people into the agricultural sector, and that they aim to implement a new project focusing on young people in 2024.

Dr. Fatih Şen

Welcoming Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Dr. Fatih Şen and Ege University Faculty of Agriculture students at Uçak Kardeşler Seferihisar (district of Izmir) facilities, which is the leader in Türkiye’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports, Hayrettin Uçak underlined that the presence of young people in the agricultural sector should boost for sustainability in the Şenagricultural sector.

Emphasizing that Turkish agriculture will rise on the shoulders of young people, Uçak said, “As the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association, we believe that young people should be involved in all stages from production to export, from storage to transport, from consumption to the production of fruit and vegetable products. We will achieve success in combating pesticides, reducing food waste and controlled agriculture, which are our priority topics for sustainable production, thanks to our young people. In the agricultural sector, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, universities, research institutes, producers and exporters should implement projects that embrace young people.”

“In 2024, one of our priority agendas will be projects that will bring young people into the agricultural sector. I would like to thank Professor Dr. Fatih Şen, Faculty Member of Ege University Faculty of Agriculture, for making young people love agriculture and serving the agricultural sector as a scientist for a lifetime,” Uçak added.

Pointing out that the agricultural sector should produce in line with the zero carbon target while combating climate change, Uçak concluded, “It will be possible to achieve the zero carbon target with young people taking the initiative in the sector.”

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