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News from Turkey


Kayseri Sugar Mill Launches Prototype for “Agricultural Robot”

23 September 2021 

Kayseri Sugar Mill has launched the prototype for its “agricultural robot” which was designed by an engineering company with funding from TÜBİTAK-TEYDEB 1501 project. The prototype was revealed for the first time during the 4th Field Days organized by Kayseri Sugar Mill, according to a statement issued by the facility management.

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Good Agricultural Practices Will Be Expanded to 1 Million Decares in Çukurova

23 September 2021 

The crops grown by using these methods in compliance with national legislation on agricultural practices are registered, controlled and certified by authorities. Farmers in Çukurova region in Adana are particularly interested in this area due to the rise in local and global demand for products grown with good agricultural methods.

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Pastures Light up in Gaziantep to Boost Animal Husbandry

23 September 2021 

Authorities in Gaziantep will hand out double batteries and double solar panels to livestock breeders for energy supply as part of “Shining Path to Pastures Project”. Osman Türkman, Chairman of the Union of Sheep and Goat Breeders in Gaziantep states “Farmers often struggle to keep their livestock safe from wild animals in the dark. That’s why we need lights on the pastures.”

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Launches Two New Projects in Georgia

31 August 2021 

One of the projects is “Ahali Meurneoba Cooperative 2020 Hydroponic Strawberry Production and Modern Gothic Soil Production Greenhouses Construction Project.”

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Turkey’s Agricultural Exports Still Stand Above $2 bn per Month in 2021

31 August 2021 

Turkey’s agricultural exports reached $2.33 bn in July, as the export volumes remain above $2 bn for seven months in a row. Share of agriculture in total exports reaches 12.4%.

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Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Turkey’s Southeast Bring Colour to Tables on Three Continents

31 August 2021 

Tomatoes from Şanlıurfa, the agricultural hub of Turkey’s southeastern regions, are dried under scorching sun and exported to the US, Europe and Asia. Ahmet Bucak, Chairman of Siverek Chamber of Agriculture: “We export salted tomatoes to Europe and sulphur-treated tomatoes to the US”.

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Turkish Silk Cherished in Asian Countries For Its High Quality

12 August 2021 

Gecengi,deputy director of KOZABİRLİK’s Cocoon Farming and Sales Cooperative in Sarıcakaya, emphasized that Turkish cocoon and silk are popular for their high quality. “The quality of a cocoon is described as the fiber length and denier size of threads. Each one of our cocoons produces 1200 to 1600 meters of silk. High-quality Turkish cocoons and silk are exported to many countries including China, Iran, India and Uzbekistan. We exported 14 tons of dry cocoons to China and Iran in the first half of 2021.”

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Fleets of Agricultural Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Help Farmers Save on Use of Water, Pesticides While Boosting Yield 

12 August 2021 

“Drone technology is an expensive one. It would be too costly for farmers to buy this equipment. Instead, our agency will create its own stock of drones. We will be reporting the findings of our tests to the ministry. And with the support of the ministry, we will create fleets of agricultural UAVs for cooperatives. Farmers will be able to make appointments with us for the spraying season, and our teams will go to their fields and do their job.”

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Turkey’s Agricultural Credit Agency Offered 600 Million TRY in Interest-Free Loans in 2021

12 August 2021 

Fahrettin Poyraz, General Director of Agricultural Credit Cooperatives of Turkey stated “In the first half of the year, we offered 225 million TRY for diesel fuel loan with payment term starting after harvest time, 165 million TRY for feed loans with payment term starting after Eid al-Adha, 130 million TRY for short-term feed loans in addition to 80 million TRY for so-called ‘fertile loans’' and “Our plan is to increase the amount of interest-free loans in our portfolio”.

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Turkey Plans to Slash Use of Pesticides and Chemical Fertilizers in Agriculture

12 August 2021 

Pesticides will be replaced with biological and biotechnical methods for controlling pests. With R&D projects, organic fertilizers will be included in the fertilization program.

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Southeastern Turkey Pushes Anew for Geothermal Greenhouses

15 July 2021 

Karaali region in Şanlıurfa, the capital city of the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP), has laid out plans to expand geothermal greenhouses from 500 to 1500 decares. The GAP Regional Development Administration (RDA), working under the Ministry of Industry and Technology, works to promote economic growth in the region by planning, monitoring and evaluating the investments in the GAP region.

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Turkey Tops Global Rankings in Production of Hazelnut, Cherry, Fig, Peach, Quince and Hashish

15 July 2021 

Despite the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkey topped global rankings in 2020 in the production of various crops. Turkey’s overall production was increased by 7.6%, compared to 2019. Turkey’s agricultural yield last year soared by 20% to a record-breaking level of 333,3 billion TRY, compared to the previous year.

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Turkey and Sudan Sign Agriculture Cooperation Protocol

15 July 2021 

Turkish Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Mehmet Hadi Tunç and his Sudanese counterpart, Abdurrahman Hater, signed a protocol for agricultural cooperation. The protocol contains articles on a pilot farm, seed production, agricultural research, agricultural diseases, boosting production and training.

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Greenhouses on the Skirts of Mount Nemrut to Tap into Geothermal Energy

17 June 2021 

The geothermal resources around Mount Nemrut are being mapped to provide low-cost energy for the new greenhouse project in Bitlis. Geophysical engineers from Bitlis Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry have been working with cutting-edge technology to locate underground geothermal waters in Ahlat, Adilcevaz and Tatvan.

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Aronia Could be an Opportunity for Those Who Would Like to Invest in New Agricultural Products

17 June 2021 

According to the investment guide by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Aronia, a berry-like fruit, has significant potential for both domestic market and export. Investors who establish an Aronia orchard are expected to start to make a profit in the 4th year.

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Green Wheatears Parched into Delicious Firik in Gaziantep

17 June 2021 

Farmers in Gaziantep set green wheatears on fire to produce firik, or unripe green wheat parched in the field and then dried. Hasan Altun, Head of the Chamber of Agriculture in Araban district, said the Araban plains were the granaries of Southeast Turkey, with diverse, high-quality agricultural products.

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Genetic Material of Endangered Native Cattle Breeds of Turkey Stored at Gene Banks

20 May 2021 

Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University (NKU) Faculty of Agriculture Dean Prof. Dr. Sezen Arat said that animal gene banks were established in order to protect indigenous races, whose numbers were decreasing under the pressure of cultural races.

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Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Calls Out on Investors to Focus on Geothermal Greenhouses

20 May 2021 

Heating is  the main challenge in greenhouse cultivation, with heating expenses reaching up to 80% of the total costs. Geothermal energy, on the other hand, allows cultivating crops on year-long basis by keeping the greenhouse temperatures at optimum levels for the crops. The Ministry’s guideline for investors points out to the profitability of geothermal greenhouse investments.

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to Support Banana Production in Guinea

20 May 2021 

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) offers assistance for cultivation of 225 tons of bananas on 5 hectares of land in Guinea. The revenues will be used to fund agricultural research in this country. The first harvest was recently sold at GNF7000 (€0.5) per kilogram. The center expects to generate €137,000 from the total sales.

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Turkey’s First And Only International Forestry Training Center Goes Global

16 April 2021

The center, which was established in 2012, offers trainings on fire prevention, fire response and rehabilitation. Pre-service and in-service training modules are available for technical staff, forest rangers and sprinkler operators.

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Agricultural Insurance Pool To Be Launched in North Macedonia, With Turkey’s Support

16 April 2021 

An agricultural insurance system will be developed in North Macedonia, with the technical support of Turkish Agricultural Insurance Pool (TARSIM). Serpil Günal, TARSIM’s Member of the Board and General Manager for Agricultural Insurances Pool Corporation visited Skopje on March 15-17, to participate in the Agricultural Insurance Workshop. Günal said, “We will identify the critical points in agriculture industry and how we can manage risks here.”

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Anatolia’s Biofuel Crops To Be Promoted Among Manufacturers From 15 Countries

16 April 2021

Ali Çandır, Chairman of Antalya Commodity Exchange: “Renewable energy sources are becoming more and more important. During this training program, we will be sharing information about producing energy from plants.”  Antalya Commodity Exchange, in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has launched trainings on “biofuel crops” for participants from 15 countries, including France, Australia, UK and US.

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Turkish Dairy Exports to China Sustain Growth

16 April 2021

Dairy exports to China reached $ 9.3 million in the first two months of the year. Turkish dairy exporters made a strong landing in the Chinese market after the export ban on milk and dairy products was lifted last May, thanks to the efforts of Turkish Ministry of Commerce and Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

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500 South African Business People to Invest in Turkey in The Next Three Years

16 April 2021

Head of the Association of Muslim Industrialists and Businessmen (MUSIAD) in South Africa: “African investors have been following the modernization process in Turkey in the last two decades and they saw the confidence given by the Turkish government to foreign investors.”

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Qatar and Turkey Hold Talks to Improve Cooperation in Agriculture

16 April 2021

Abdullah al-Subaie, Qatari Minister of Municipality and Environment, met with Mehmet Mustafa Göksu, Turkey’s Ambassador to Doha, at the Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (AgritechQ) which was held on March 23-27 in the emirate’s capital.

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Turkey’s Tropical Fruit Exports Increased by 38% in The Last 3 Years

16 April 2021

Hayrettin Uçak, president of Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Exporters’ Association (EIB), stated that “Turkey, previously an importer of tropical fruit, currently exports fruit to 57 countries. Our exports of tropical fruit increased from $4.6 million in 2018 to $6.4 million in 2020.”

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A Medicinal Aromatic Plants Valley Will be Established in Şanlıurfa

24 March 2021

In partnership with the Metropolitan Municipality of Şanlıurfa and Harran University (HRU), it was decided to establish a Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Valley over an area of around 150 thousand square meters in the Şair Nebi Campus nearby the historical Göbeklitepe Ruins.

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Çukurova Farmers are Gaining Interest in Growing Tropical Fruits

24 March 2021

Farmers are trying to grow different types of fruits in Adana where the cultivation area of avocados, mangos and pitayas are extended. Muhammet Ali Tekin, the Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry of Adana states that “We want to occupy an important global position with our export figures of tropical fruits.” Farmer Rıdvan Timurtaş states, “At present, avocado is one of the highly demanded fruits in exportation.”

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Minister Pakdemirli: “Sugar beet and sugar production hit the record high of all time.” 

24 March 2021

“While it was only 1.6 million tones in 2002, the sugar production increased by 94% and  reached a level of around 3.1 million tones during the marketing period of 2020-2021.” Pakdemirli stated that, production is carried out in all private sugar factories and their production increased 24 percent in this period compared to the previous year.

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Russia Exported $29.4 Billion in Agriculture in 2020

18 February 2021

Russia's exports of agricultural products in 2020 increased by 20% to $29.4 when compared with the previous year and also Turkey's share has been announced 10.7 percent.

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Russia's 50 Thousand Tons New Tomato Export Quota Will Come Into Force Soon

18 February 2021

In the meeting held in Organized in Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Kumluca Wholesale Market and attended by AKP Antalya Deputy Atay Uslu and also sector and political party representatives and farmers, evaluations were made regarding tomato export.

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The Rate of Modern Irrigation Systems in Agriculture Rise to 94 Percent

18 February 2021

With the effect of climate change and population increase, the importance of storage structures is increasing and alternative storage structures are gaining value. Underground dams take the first place among these alternatives. With the transition to modern closed system pressurized piped irrigation, transmission losses are minimized, providing 35 percent water savings in sprinkler irrigation and 65 percent in drip irrigation.

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