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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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TURKEY: cities face drought as lack of rain hits water levels in dams

TURKEY: cities face drought as lack of rain hits water levels in dams | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it
Concerns running high as rainfall drops to five-year lows in western and central parts of the country

Mayors of the largest cities in Turkey are concerned by the lack of rainfall since the summer, which has led to very low water levels in dams and raised concerns that drinking water will become scarce and agriculture impacted.

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Turkey's agricultural exports increase despite pandemic

Turkey's agricultural exports increase despite pandemic | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Turkey’s agricultural exports increased by 3.9% in the first seven months of 2020 compared to the same period last year despite the disruption in supply chains in the food sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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L’expérience turque au service du développement agricole tunisien

L’expérience turque au service du développement agricole tunisien | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

TRT.net, 01/03/2019 - Le ministère tunisien mettra en place un système d’assurance agricole semblable au système turc.

Le ministère tunisien de l’Agriculture a organisé une session de formation dans le secteur de l’assurance agricole. L’objectif était l’étude et l’examen de l’expérience turque en la matière. 

Cette session de formation s’est clôturée jeudi à Tunis. Elle s’est adressée à 26 experts tunisiens dans le secteur de l’assurance agricole. Elle a été organisée avec l’appui de l’Agence turque de coopération et de développement TİKA. 

Monia Hammami, directrice des prêts et des incitations au sein du ministère tunisien de l’Agriculture a affirmé à Anadolu que la Tunisie vise à bénéficier de l’expérience turque et à développer le taux de couverture dans le domaine des assurances agricoles.

Le ministère mettra en place, selon Hammami, un système d’assurance agricole semblable au système turc. Les spécificités de l’agriculture tunisienne seront, cependant, prises en considération.

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Turkey facing economic challenges

Turkey facing economic challenges | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Dr. Hikmet Boyacioglu (World Grain), 03/01/2019 — Economic instability has increased in recent months in many parts of the world due to the trade war between the world’s two superpowers — China and the United States — and lower investor confidence, according to global market research company Euromonitor International. Turkey, the world’s leading flour exporter, has been affected by rising trade tensions and a stronger U.S. dollar. “The Turkish lira and Argentine peso have led the decline in emerging market currencies against the U.S. dollar due in part to multiple rate hikes by the Fed, including three in 2018,” the CME Group said.

Due to weakness of the Turkish lira, the cost of imported Russian wheat, used in the production of export flour, exceeded Turkey’s domestic wheat price in August...

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Turkey in need to reform its agricultural policy ?

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By Elif Zeren (Ahval), 09/11/2018

Turkey’s agricultural problems stem from wrong government policies and can be solved by incentivising small farms, alternative and more environmentally friendly production technologies, said sociologist Dr Sezai Ozan Zeybek, a research fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Germany

Agriculture in Turkey has been hit by a fall in the lira by about a third this year, raising the price of fuel and imports and in turn leading to higher prices for consumers. Food items make up about a quarter of the basket used to calculate inflation, currently at an annual rate of 25 percent.

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Massive Southeastern Anatolia Development Project boosts regional agriculture and exports

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The Daily Sabah, 17/09/2018

One of the world's largest and most comprehensive sustainable development projects, the Southeastern Anatolia Development Project (GAP) has so far boosted Turkey's agricultural production and significantly contributed to exports. The $32 billion GAP, launched in 1977, is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive sustainable development projects, including efficient irrigation methods and a water infrastructure development scheme, has seen the gradual increase of investments each year, the project's President Sadrettin Karahocagil said.

Pointing out that there are serious differences in the region compared to 15 years ago, Karahocagil recalled that the share of the region in Turkey's exports increased from 2 percent to 6 percent, while exports rose from $600 million to over $10 billion.

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Turkey: Agricultural production areas decreasing in Turkey

Turkey: Agricultural production areas decreasing in Turkey | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

The decline in agricultural production areas in Turkey continues at full speed. According to the numbers announced by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, the agricultural production areas declined by 36 billion square feet to 2.5 trillion square feet.

The decline has been continuous over the years but this year’s decline was by far the sharpest. A significant development was the re-allocation of these fields from field crops to fruit and vegetable production areas.

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TURKEY’s agricultural exports up 6.3% at September-end despite outbreak

TURKEY’s agricultural exports up 6.3% at September-end despite outbreak | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Turkey’s agriculture-based exports have increased by 6.3% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020, according to the country's forestry and agriculture minister.

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Turkey launches digital market for agriculture - COVID-19 raises fears about food security

Turkey launches digital market for agriculture - COVID-19 raises fears about food security | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Daily Sabah, 30/04 - Launching the Digital Agriculture Market, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry said that it will enable stakeholders dealing with agricultural supply and demand to meet in the digital marketplace and ensure that farmers will earn more income. It will also help consumers access cheaper agricultural products.

''By managing the pandemic era well, we need to prepare the Turkish agriculture sector for the post-coronavirus period,'' the minister said.

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5th International Agriculture Congress | Istanbul-Turkey from 21-24 August 2019

5th International Agriculture Congress | Istanbul-Turkey from 21-24 August 2019 | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

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Ciheam Bari FTN Press-Review's curator insight, March 1, 2019 4:44 AM
Orgnaizers message
Dear Colleagues and Friends, 
The 5th International Agriculture Congress will be held in Istanbul-Turkey from 21-24 August 2019. 
The aim objective of IAC 2019 is to provide a platform for researchers and academicians from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Agriculture. This congress provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. The Conference will be divided into substantive sessions, providing the opportunity to focus on specific areas from their own prospective and national experiences. The Conference aims to bring together academic scientists, researchers, research scholars and professionals, in order to exchange and share their experiences and research results related to Agriculture aspects. The conference will be a great opportunity for academics from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research; to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions and to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions. So, we invite you to contribute with papers and presentations, as well to participate in The 5th International Agriculture Congress We look forward to meeting you in Istanbul Sincerely Prof. Dr. Hasan Atar, Ankara University, Turkey Dr Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry Newcastle University, UK Chairs of 5th International Agriculture Congress Assoc. Prof. Dr. Reza Amirnia, Urmia University, Iran Dr. Emine DACİ, Higher Education Institution, Kosovo Chairs of Organizing Committee.
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Turkey's skyrocketing food prices show no sign of slowing

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By Al Monitor, 07/11/2018

Turkey’s consumer inflation overshot expectations in October, climbing 2.67% and bringing year-on-year inflation to 25.2%, much to the chagrin of Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, the president’s son-in-law, who had declared an “all-out fight against inflation” in mid-September.

The details of the inflation data, released Nov. 5, show that food prices shot up nearly 30% from October last year. In the subcategory of fresh fruits and vegetables, the increase was even more staggering, hitting 50%. For Turkey, such inflation is unprecedented since 2004.

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Artificial intelligence lends a helping hand to Turkish farmers

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by The Daily Sabah,17/10/2018

In a world where millions of people don't have access to healthy food, traditional agriculture methods are proving not to be enough. The future of cultivated areas is now in the hands of artificial intelligence and Turkish farmers are welcoming the change.

The use of AI in the agricultural field creates a boosting effect on the income that is earned from agriculture, especially in the U.S. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the contribution of agriculture to the economy in 2016 was $330 billion.

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Turkey puts temporary limit on flour exports

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7 September 2018, World Grain

The Turkish government said on Sept. 6 that due to recent fluctuations in domestic flour prices it has introduced a regulation limiting exports of flour produced from grain grown domestically, outside of the Inward Processing Regime duty exemption mechanism, to 1% of total exports, according to S&P Global Platts. The Ministry of Trade told S&P Global Platts the action was taken to stabilize domestic flour prices, protect consumers and prevent speculation, but noted that the export limit was temporary and would be removed when domestic price stability returned. Turkey has been the world’s top flour exporter over the last five years, accounting for one-third of all flour exports. In 2017, Turkey exported 3.6 million tonnes of flour worth $1.1 billion.

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