Modern poultry house eggs or cage-free chicken eggs

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In January egg prices increased up to 0,35 Turkish Liras and it saw the Summit. After seven months later, prices decreased to 0.16 liras.

The head of YUMBİR (Turkish Egg Producers Association) Mr. Hasan Konya said that “A new term show up in Turkey ‘industrial egg’. This term is using eggs produced from modern poultry house. According to the created perception our eggs are not egg, they are like industrial product. After this perception our eggs’ price have reduced. Continue reading

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High yield and base price in wheat

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In this year (2017) yield of wheat is high in Turkey. Because of the high harvest wheat prices are falling. So Minister of Agriculture and Livestock announced that the base price of bread wheat. It is 940 liras per ton (approximately 262.5 USD). This wheat has 12.5 proteins. He said that of course this is base price. Normally wheat prices wheat prices will be higher than the base price. Base price was 910 liras in 2016. Farmers said that this price is lower than their expectations. Continue reading

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