Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 27/11/2021 18:23 
19.10.2021 14:27 News >> Turkey Vows To Play Lead Role In Implementing Green Revolution

Turkey Vows To Play Lead Role In Implementing Green Revolution

Country attaches great importance to increasing soil fertility as one of strategies to increase agricultural yield, says minister.

Turkey will assume a leading role in implementing the green development revolution, the country's Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said on Tuesday.
"In terms of developing sustainable agricultural practices and combating climate change, within the scope of the "Green Deal," we started our work on the food system," he said at the 7th Sustainable Food Summit and World Food Day Meeting in Ankara.
Noting that agriculture and food are the leading sectors that will be most affected by climate change, Pakdemirli said with the effect of climate change, a 10-25% decrease in agricultural yield is estimated until 2050.
Pointing out that Turkey is a signatory to the Paris Climate Agreement, the minister said: "We care about raising a wider awareness of climate change, with attaching importance to increasing soil fertility."
He stated that as a result of the support and training activities provided, the area of ​​good agricultural production increased 42 times and the organic agriculture production 2.5 times in the last 10 years.
Many projects are continuing to develop and expand good agricultural practices and organic farming activities, he said, adding, "90% of the food is produced directly or indirectly from the soil."
Noting that it is necessary to use soil and water resources effectively in agricultural activities without polluting them, he said, "Our efforts to efficiently utilize animal and agricultural wastes in the field of energy with modern biomass methods are increasing. Again, we conduct monitoring studies at 4,836 stations in order to detect agricultural-based pollution and identify nitrate-sensitive areas."
In order to protect agricultural lands and make appropriate planning, the minister said the characteristics of these soils should be known and their quality should be determined.
For this purpose the "National Project for the Establishment and Mapping of the Soil Database of Turkish Agricultural Soils" was carried out on 50,000 soil samples.
The EU considers climate change and environmental degradation a great threat to Europe and the world.
To overcome these challenges, it hopes to develop a new growth strategy that will transform the union's economy into a sustainable one.
The EU aims to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
Writing and contributions by Aysu Bicer in Ankara -



        Latest News
Turkey, Turkmenistan Set On Meeting Trade Target Of $5B: Erdogan 14 minutes ago...
Turkey, Turkmenistan agree to accelerate relations in such fields as education, culture, youth, sports, says Turkish leader.
UK Detects 2 Cases Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant 14 minutes ago...
Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola also added to UK's travel red list, says senior health official.
Muslim Scholars Union Say Alliances With Israel 'Forbidden' -16 minutes ago...
IUMS statement comes following defense agreements between Morocco and Israel.
COVID-19 Cases Spike In South Africa As New Variant Raises Alarm -1 minutes ago...
President to gather top level meeting Sunday to assess developments in pandemic, scientific updates around Omicron variant.
Turkish Parliament Head Holds 2-Way Talks At 143Rd IPU Assembly In Spain 14 minutes ago...
Turkish parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop holds meetings on bilateral ties, joint steps to be taken in 143rd IPU Assembly.

 
      Top News
Protests Continue In Baghdad Against Election Results Protests Continue In Baghdad Against Election Results
US Stock Market Plummets With New Virus Variant Worries US Stock Market Plummets With New Virus Variant Worries
AC Milan Extend Contract With Manager Pioli Until 2023 AC Milan Extend Contract With Manager Pioli Until 2023
WHO Convenes Special Meeting To Discuss New COVID Variant In South Africa WHO Convenes Special Meeting To Discuss New COVID Variant In South Africa
Iraq Evacuates 608 Refugees Stranded At Belarusian Border Iraq Evacuates 608 Refugees Stranded At Belarusian Border
Turkish Soldier Killed Near Syrian Border Turkish Soldier Killed Near Syrian Border
Larkin Scores 25 Points To Lead Anadolu Efes To 89-84 Nail-Biting Win Over Fenerbahce Beko Larkin Scores 25 Points To Lead Anadolu Efes To 89-84 Nail-Biting Win Over Fenerbahce Beko
Catalonia To Implement COVID Passport For Restaurants And Gyms Catalonia To Implement COVID Passport For Restaurants And Gyms
Turkish Central Bank Head: 'Our Banking Sector Is Very Strong' Turkish Central Bank Head: 'Our Banking Sector Is Very Strong'
EU Mulls Entry Only For Vaccinated International Travelers EU Mulls Entry Only For Vaccinated International Travelers