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TURKEY TO REDUCE THE USE OF PESTICIDES AND CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS IN AGRICULTURE…

Turkey will reduce the use of pesticides (a substance or mixtures of substances used to prevent, control or reduce harmful organisms) and anti-microbials and chemical fertilizers in order to ensure sustainability in agriculture and to prevent exports from being disrupted within the scope of the EU European Green Deal. Organic fertilizers will be included in the fertilization program instead of chemical fertilizers through R&D studies.


Turkey will reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers in agriculture…

The use of biological and biotechnical control methods will be expanded instead of pesticides. Organic fertilizers will be included in the fertilization program instead of chemical fertilizers through R&D studies.

The “Green Reconciliation Action Plan” was published by the Ministry of Commerce, which is a roadmap that aims to ensure Turkey’s adaptation to the policies to combat climate change, which has gained momentum in recent years, and is a roadmap that will strengthen export competitiveness.

It is important to take actions for sustainable agriculture in the country in order that the measures to be taken by the European Union (EU) within the scope of the European Green Agreement do not hinder Turkey’s agricultural trade with the EU.

In this context, the use of pesticides and antimicrobials in Turkey will be reduced in line with EU targets. In this process, the use of biological and biotechnical control methods will be expanded.

Organic agriculture production areas and production amounts will be increased in Turkey. Harmonization of EU’s organic agriculture legislation will be completed. In order to support organic agriculture trade between Turkey and the EU, initiatives will be carried out before the EU in order to ensure mutual recognition with the EU in the field of organic agriculture.

The use of chemical fertilizers will be reduced and work will be carried out in line with the EU’s goals and policies in this area.

As a result of R&D studies, the amount of chemical fertilizers that can be produced dependent on foreign raw materials will be reduced, and the amount of use of new generation and slow release fertilizers will be determined.

Sustainable soil fertility will be ensured by including organic fertilizers in the fertilization program.

Land consolidation activities will be conducted and consolidation registration activities will be completed in an area of ​​8.5 million hectares by the end of 2023.

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