The Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Faruk Celik said in a TV interview that Turkey will adopt a “new model of agriculture” to elevate the production value of the sector of about 11 billion Turkish liras (3.7 billion dollars). The Ministry will announce shortly how the incentive offered by the new production model, based on the criterion of productive basins.

Celik reported that 41 reservoirs have been identified, and only those who work in the pre-selected products benefit from government support. The Minister added that the ultimate goal is to increase the average size of the fields, in order to increase productivity and profitability.

In predicting the increase of 11 million Turkish lira of annual returns, Celik noted as agricultural production in 2015 exceeded 117 million tons, an increase of 2% over the previous year.


Source: medNews