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Yumaklı: 7.27 million hectares of land consolidated

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı said that 7.27 million hectares of land had been consolidated by the end of 2023 for the efficient use of agricultural lands and that the annual gain was approximately 41 billion liras…

In his statement, Minister Yumaklı drew attention to the fact that very fragmented, disorganised and deformed lands are among the most important problems of rural areas. Stating that the majority of the parcels lack irrigation and transportation network, Yumaklı said that they carried out land consolidation works to solve these problems. Yumaklı also pointed out that with the finalisation of their projects, increases in agricultural production and reductions in input costs were achieved.

İbrahim Yumaklı

Indicating that 14.3 million hectares of agricultural land in Türkiye is suitable for land consolidation, Yumaklı explained, “We have completed land registry procedures on 7.27 million hectares by the end of 2023. Our target for 2024 is to ramp up this to 7.9 million hectares. In addition, work is ongoing on 2.2 million hectares. The annual gain in the 7.27 million hectares of land consolidation completed is approximately 41 billion liras.”

Giant land allocation for agriculture…

Minister Yumaklı noted that with the understanding of “not leaving a single inch of land uncultivated”, efforts are underway to bring the areas that are suitable for agriculture but are not used or left fallow into production.

“In the last three years, 4.7 million decares of idle land has been brought into agriculture and fallow areas in the country have decreased by 1.46 million decares,” Yumaklı concluded…

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