Turkish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL) Mr. Faruk Çelik said “Producers don’t use certified seeds in 2018 will not benefit agricultural seed supports”. Minister made opening speech for workshop of “The role of seeds in national agriculture” December 22 held in Antalya.

MoFAL Minister also said “Seed is point of base of agriculture. Since 2015, we gave supports of certified seed, seedling and sapling to our producers approximately 1.4 billion Turkish Liras. On account of this supports our certified seed production reached 896.000 tons in 2015 while it was about 145.000 in 2002. We have exported seeds to 70 country but that is not enough. We will aim among top 5 about seed producer countries with our private seed sectors.”