Farmers in Turkey’s earthquake-hit region receive 11.5 million seedlings

Mon 24/04/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

Farmers have been handed 11.5 million seedlings in the quake-hit Şahinbey district of Gaziantep province in southern Turkey. According to Daily Sabah, the move is part of a project to promote sustainability in agriculture. The plants, including tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, melons, watermelons, cucumbers, wheat, barley, peanuts and olive trees, were distributed by the municipality, which has been credited with ample support to farmers in the district.

Drawing attention to the importance of quality and region-compatible seeds in production, Şahinbey Mayor Mehmet Tahmazoğlu said: “Farms are essential sites of social and economic regeneration, where communities are empowered with the tools to implement sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices. They are best situated to co-create a local food system that addresses their particular social and environmental needs.”


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