In Turkey access to finance, important problems of agriculture and farmers’ investment plans

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) released a research called “Field research for agricultural financing 2016” about Turkey. Experts use data during season production of 2016-2017. They interviewed 796 producers from 58 provinces in Turkey. There are some important information in research such as demographic structure of farmers or producers, access to finance, problems of Turkey’s agriculture. Continue reading

The goals of Turkish seed sector for next ten years

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Head of Turkey Seed Growers Association (TSGA- TÜRKTOB) Mr. Kamil YILMAZ shared their target about Turkish seed sector in general assembly of Sub-Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers. He said that “One of important goals of Turkish seed sector and TSGA is firstly increasing of amount of certified seeds from 957 thousand tons to 1.5 million tons then supplying all of the seed necessity of Turkey. Another our important goal is works of research and development (R&D). We need qualified research foundations for the future of Turkish seed sector. That the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL)  increase support of R&D activities from 300 thousand Turkish Liras (TL) to 3 million TL is very important opportunity for Continue reading

Seed barter network

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In 2002, some volunteers have founded “Buğday(wheat) association for supporting ecological living” in Turkey. This association has addressed importance of native seeds for the continuity of agricultural biodiversity conservation, rural life and eco-friendly in order to ensure the continuity of traditional life.

In 2006, the sale of unregistered native seeds have been banned by seed law. Then Continue reading

Turkey’s third seed gene bank is coming

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İÇDAŞ A.Ş. is a heavy industry firm in Turkey takes the action to found third seed gene bank in Çanakkale province. The firm authorities said that we want to protect our national seeds until doomsday.

They said “We searched and we take example gene banks such as London and Amsterdam. We have started to found a seed gene bank which is high tech equipment. Anatolia has reach plant genes. We aim to protect these so we take as our duty.” Continue reading

Turkey&Russia agricultural crisis and seed sector

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As is known Turkey shot a Russian fighter plane in 2015. In the sequel Russia imposed some economic sanctions on Turkey. Agriculture is the sector most affected by the crisis. After a year from the crisis Russia lifted the embargo on some agricultural products. But Russia didn’t purchase tomato which is the most important product of agricultural export. On the other hand, Turkey, one of the largest wheat import market in Russia, placed an embargo on the wheat because of diseased products. Continue reading

Turkish seed growers request to include R&D activities in the agricultural credit

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The authorities of Turkey Seed Growers Association hold a meeting with the Ziraat Bank which is the biggest agricultural lender bank about needs of the seed sector’s financial problems in 05 April 2017.

In the meeting growers request Continue reading

Marketing and controlling of certified seeds in Turkey

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According to agricultural products Turkey ranks first in Europe also it ranks seventh in the world. Agricultural sector especially seed sector is in development and growth. In this content domestic and outland of seed marketing have grown. But until 2006 the sale of seeds were done in the open so seeds couldn’t control. Some of dealers sold Continue reading

Firms export bulbs of natural flowers need to qualification

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Regulation of MoFAL (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock-Turkey) about collection from nature, produce and exports has been published.

The regulation has regulated procedures and principles about seed, tuber, rhizome or other components from the nature collection, production, harvesting, storage and exportation for protection of bulbs of natural flowers. According to the regulation Continue reading

The oldest olive tree fruiting

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"En yaşlı zeytin ağacı Hz. İsa ile yaşıt olabilir"The oldest olive tree fruiting still is founded in Kırkağaç which is a district of Manisa province in Turkey. Its age is determined as 1,655 years by Turkish authorities.

Because other oldest trees in Greece and Spain can’t fruit, the tree which is in the Kırkağaç is given the title of the world’s oldest fruiting olive tree. Continue reading