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‘All measures taken to protect Turkey’s agriculture during pandemic’ | Daily Sabah

Turkey Ought to not Want to endure a drought as all needed measures have been taken, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said, talking on the ministry’s efforts To beat any obstacles Which will happen in manufacturing and actions Inside the agriculture and husbandry sectors By way of the pandemic.

The minister’s speech was An factor of The primary Turkey Farmer’s Summit organized by Turkuvaz Media.

Pakdemirli said that Turkey took measures To sprime disruption of each The current chains and manufacturing prolonged earlier than The primary COVID-19 case was reported Inside the nation, and said that they “virtually gave diplomatic passports to the farmers By way of the pandemic,” as they have been exempted from the curfews To take care of harvesting and manufacturing.

Emphasizing that 2020 was An excellent yr in agriculture As a Outcome of of the measures they took and the incentives they currentd in coordination with the well being and inside ministries, Pakdemirli said, “We closed 2020 with a progress far past Turkey’s progress in agricultural output.”

Pakdemirli defined that the measures furtherly coated seasonal staff whose funds Acquired Prematurely and who have been Provided with further assist.

Pakdemirli said that underground dams have been commissioned To sprime water shortages Inside the nation Finally. Some 50 Of these are to be accomplished by The prime of 2021 and An complete of 150 dams are scheduled for enhancement in 2023.

Mentioning The advantages of underground dams in the direction of drought, Pakdemirli said that since Tright here’s not a evaporation, water is preserved Tons greater and expropriation prices are furtherly prevented.

Emphasizing that water assets Ought to be dealt with very properly, Pakdemirli said: “We now have To enhance water assets. We now have To Scale again the expenditures as properly. The lion’s share of the expenditure right here beprolongeds to the agricultural sector.”

“We should Uncover A method To make the most of water with extra rational strategies,” he added.

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