GLOBALink | Turkey's farmers "desperate" for support as costs soar-Xinhua

GLOBALink | Turkey's farmers "desperate" for support as costs soar

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2022-05-14 15:51:01

Turkey's agricultural producers are grappling with soaring cost increases that threaten further blows to the country's food production amid an already galloping inflation.

Farmers say the government is doing too little in terms of subsidies and other support to spur production as the Russia-Ukraine conflict is causing global concern for food security.

In the northeastern Eskisehir province, one of Turkey's agricultural heartlands, veteran farmer Veli Gelen said that soaring fuel, fertilizer and fodder prices have hit his small enterprises hard.

The commodity shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently the Ukraine crisis have aggravated the woes of the Turkish economy, which relies heavily on imports, especially in terms of energy.


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