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Turkey has turned its face to South America in terms of agriculture

11 October 20132 min reading
Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister M. Mehdi Eker, signed a goodwill protocol with Brazil Agriculture Minister Antonio Andrade for agricultural cooperation in Brazil that is one of the leading agriculture centers of the world. Turkey will make agricultural cooperation with Brazil that is one of the important agriculture centers of the world. Within this concept; Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister M. Mehdi Eker signed a goodwill protocol with Brazil Agriculture Minister Antonio Andrade. During the signing ceremony in Brazil’s capital Brasília, Minister Eker said that Turkey is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of biodiversity and has 4 thousand endemic plant species that is more than twice the European continent. Stating that Turkey works together with different countries in the world on agricultural cooperation, Minister Eker reported that Brazil is on their target with its vast territories and a strong agricultural economy. Emphasizing that Turkey gained 62,5 billion-dollar agricultural revenues despite the limited agricultural lands, Minister Eker said that Turkey is in the front row in agriculture right after large continental countries. Pointing out that Brazil made great success on agriculture, Minister Eker informed that R&D studies have important contribution on that. Stating that they want to cooperate by combining world’s two major agricultural production powers in his speech, Minister Eker expressed that this cooperation would contribute to global food security, safe food production, ecological balance and agricultural mechanization areas. Pointing out that existing agricultural cooperation between the two countries is at low levels although the political relations are at high levels, Minister Eker said: “I believe that our agricultural and economic cooperation will develop.” Statin that Turkey is the most popular country in the world, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Antonio Andrade expressed that they have great pleasure to make agricultural cooperation. Then goodwill protocol for co-operation on vegetable, animal production, food safety and technology field between the two countries was signed by the two ministers. Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Eker visited EMBRADA that is one of the important research centers in the world and obtained information about their studies.
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