Turkey is one of the world leaders in agricultural production

FAO Central Asia Subregional Coordinator and Turkey Representative Viorel Gutu stated, “Turkey is one of the world leaders in agricultural production. We are utilizing the generosity of the Turkish people and government to enhance the agriculture and forestry sectors in other countries.”

Viorel Gutu, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Central Asia Subregional Coordinator and Turkey Representative, emphasized the importance of the Turkey Climate-Smart and Competitive Agricultural Growth Project (TUCSAP) in an interview with AA. He highlighted that TUCSAP, implemented in partnership with the World Bank, aims to promote production planning, the preservation of agricultural lands, and the protection of the environment in Turkey.

There is significant pressure on the agriculture and food sector.

Gutu stated that the project is of utmost importance for the sector, considering the significant pressure on the agriculture and food industry caused by crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Furthermore, Gutu emphasized the need to include climate change as a crucial aspect in this broader context. He highlighted the direct impact of climate change on human life, stating that these effects are expected to increase over time.

Turkey is one of the world leaders in agricultural production.

Viorel Gutu, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Central Asia Subregional Coordinator and Turkey Representative, stated that Turkey is one of the world leaders in agricultural production. He emphasized the importance of the Turkey Climate-Smart and Competitive Agricultural Growth Project (TUCSAP), implemented in partnership with the World Bank, in terms of production planning, preservation of agricultural lands, and environmental conservation. Gutu also highlighted the significant pressure on the agriculture and food sector due to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

He further emphasized the need to address climate change, as it directly impacts human life and is expected to have increasing effects. Gutu mentioned that Turkey’s generosity, both from the Turkish people and government, is being utilized to support the development of agriculture and forestry sectors in other countries. He underscored Turkey’s role as a partner in the region through collaborative efforts and trade, and highlighted the importance of providing sufficient food and safe nutrition in a world where the population at risk of hunger approaches 1 billion.

Gutu acknowledged the pressure on natural resources such as land, water, and biodiversity due to agricultural production and climate change, which calls for greater consideration of environmental issues, ranging from climate change to the protection of natural resources. He expressed confidence that the continuous modernization of technology in Turkey, along with initiatives like TUCSAP, will bring further improvements to the sector and benefit other countries as well.

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