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Türkiye’s agro production flourishes as green initiatives thrive

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Türkiye’s agro production flourishes as green initiatives thrive

The worth of plant manufacturing in Türkiye, wealthy for its various flora has elevated almost tenfold to TL 306.4 billion ($11.02 billion from TL 32 billion between 2002 and 2021 whereas the exports of decorative vegetation have reached the determine of $145 million final yr, vp Cevdet Yılmaz mentioned at an occasion Saturday.

Speaking at a horticultural expo organized in Kahramanmaraş province, devastated by early February earthquakes, Vice President Yılmaz praised the occasion, noting: “The fact that an international event like expo is taking place shortly after such a disaster is the best indicator of the region’s recovery and the resilience of its people.”

Yılmaz emphasised that beneath the management of President Recep Tayyip Erodğan, they’ve formulated their insurance policies to be environmental, nature and climate-friendly.

“While encircling all 81 provinces with people’s gardens and green corridors, we are also among the rare countries that increase their forest assets. With the Zero Waste movement initiated by Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, we set an example for the world and recycle waste. We reflect our biological richness, including endemic species and all kinds of genetic material, as well as our medical and aromatic plants, in our development,” he mentioned.

Speaking on the opening ceremony of EXPO 2023-Kahramanmaraş, he mentioned that the nation’s plant manufacturing reached 128.6 million tons in 2022.

The expo with the primary theme “Nature-Friendly City” is organized by Onikişubat Municipality beneath the auspices of the Presidency and is attended by 22 nations together with the United States, Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Germany and Palestine. The space expo covers is deliberate to stay open for roughly three months.

“The value of plant production has increased from TL 32 billion in the 2002-2021 period to TL 306.4 billion. The production of certified seeds exceeded 1.36 million tons in 2022. Our country, which has over 3,500 plant species in its flora, is an exporting country in cut flowers, indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, flower bulbs, seedlings and algae groups,” Yılmaz defined.

“In our country, which can produce ornamental plants all year round, our export reached $145 million last year. If we have reached this level by growing vegetables in 91% of our greenhouse areas, fruits in 8%, and ornamental plants in 1%, we can say that our country’s true potential has not yet been tapped. We do not consider this level sufficient,” he mentioned.

Yılmaz emphasised that vitality effectivity and round financial system insurance policies have develop into a high precedence to protect nature and its switch to future generations and thanked Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Ibrahim Yumaklı for his contributions.

Yılmaz additional talked about that they are going to take a lot stronger steps, saying: “In our medium-term program, we have made a special emphasis on agriculture and agricultural activities. The agricultural sector is a strategic sector that will never go out of fashion.”

“The geopolitical developments, climate change, pandemics, increasing population, and consumption patterns we are experiencing have elevated the strategic importance of agriculture to higher levels. Hopefully, our country will be among the leading countries in the world in this regard,” he concluded.

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