"CONTRIBUTION OF BEEKEEPING TO THE COUNTRY ECONOMY 160-190 BILLION LIRA"

"WE SUPPORTED 676 MILLION LIRA FOR BEEKEEPING IN THE LAST 18 YEARS"

"THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF THE HONEY WILL INCREASE WITH THE COLLABORATION"

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, the General Directorate of Meteorology Reviews Turkey Beekeepers attended the signing ceremony of a cooperation protocol between data sharing and Center Union.

The ancient profession of one as in the beekeeping world that Turkey also voicing continued to be an agricultural deal of Intense interest Pakdemirli, 90% of world food production ' providing heat that 82 plant species require honeybees for pollination of 63%, he said.

in this sense, mean the food of the future of bee future express Pakdemirli, "Turkey plant It is a complete beekeeping base in terms of its cover, plant diversity, climate, geographical structure and colony presence. He said that "Anzer Honey, Chestnut Honey, Sivas / Zara Honey, Hakkari / Şemdinli Honey, Ardahan Flower Honey, which are unique in the world."

Minister Pakdemirli, geographical indications registered 8 varieties in Turkey, geographical pointed out that in the 24 honey which the application was noticed.

" oUR COUNTRY 10 THOUSAND pLANT sPECIES of the Comfort "

Pakdemirli indicating that the rich Turkey's plant diversity," when there are 12,000 species of plants on the European continent, our country 3,000 There are approximately 10,000 native plant species, including endemic. Three-quarters of the nectar plants known in the world are also in our country. Our country has 75% of the world honey plants flora. This number is approximately 900 and 50 to 60 of these plants are sources of honey, nectar and pollen. "He used the expressions.

" WORLD PINE HONEY our PERCENT oF 90 PRODUCTION COUNTRIES welcomes "

Turkey's flowers, chestnuts, thyme, astragalus, citrus, many unique honey varieties, such as cotton and sunflower Expressing that they have the following:

"With 8.1 million beehives, 83 thousand 210 beekeeping enterprises and 114 thousand 471 tons of honey production, our country is the second in the world. ranks. Of the 114 thousand 471 tons of honey produced, 30-40 thousand tons of it is pine honey and 6 to 8 thousand tons of it is exported. Approximately 25% of honey production in Turkey is the nature of honey is obtained directly from the pine forest. Our country meets 90% of the world's pine honey production. "

" CONTRIBUTION OF BEEPING TO THE COUNTRY ECONOMY 160-190 BILLION LIRA "

Emphasizing that beekeeping makes a significant contribution to the country's economy, Pakdemirli said, "In addition to beekeeping products, the total income from this sector is taken into account when the economic values ​​provided by materials such as bee hives and queen bees are also taken into account. about 16 billion pounds. In our country, a kilogram of pollen is 80-150 Lira, a kilogram of Propolis is 80 -200 Lira, a kilogram of Bee Milk is 5 thousand - 7 thousand Lira. In Europe, a kilogram of pollen is 30 Euros, a kilogram of propolis is 120 Euros, a kilogram of Bee Milk is 150-300 Euros and Bee Milk. The kilogram of the poison is between 30 and 300 Euros; It is seen that our country has a great advantage in bee products trade. Also; Studies conducted in developed countries revealed that the contribution of beekeeping to the economy by pollination is at least 10-12 times the income obtained from bee products such as honey and beeswax. & nbsp; According to this situation; beekeeping Turkey's economy to be about 160-190 billion liras is concluded to be an important contribution. "he said.

" THE LAST 18 YEARS BEEKEEPING 676 million pounds SUPPORT WE HAVE GIVEN "

Explaining that as the Ministry, they have provided 676.2 million lira support to beekeeping activities in the last 18 years, Pakdemirli said;

"Within the scope of the Honey Forest Action Plan, we made 585 Honey Forests available to our beekeepers, thus contributing to a 20 percent increase in production. With the Modern Beekeeping Project application within the scope of ORKÖY; We provided 136.3 million TL grant support to 5,952 families. With TARSİM, we have secured 59.193 beekeeping insurance policies and beekeeping assets worth 3.6 Billion Lira. In this context, we provided 20.6 Million Lira state premium support and paid 6.6 Million Lira damage compensation to producers. In addition to the processing, storage and packaging of agricultural products, we also provide 50% grant support for tool and equipment purchases. Again in this context; We have paid 24.8 million lira grant support for 99 projects. With the Young Farmer project, we provided 156.2 million TL grant support to 5.205 beekeeping projects. Within the scope of the ARDSI-IPARD, we have signed contracts with 2,419 projects with a total investment of 444 Million Lira and a total grant amount of 209 Million Lira. We made a support payment of 176 Million Lira to 2.156 projects whose procedures were completed, and invested 404 Million Lira thanks to these grants. With the support decree published this month, we will support 50 percent of our growers engaged in beekeeping activities in order to increase their capacity and competitiveness. In 2020, we continue to support beehives and breeding queens. For this year, we will make a support payment of 15 Lira per hive and 80 Lira per breeding queen. "

voicing started to be traded through the system Pakdemirli, beekeepers are invited to take their place in ditap.

the last 5 years, Turkey they did in 2550 operating in the beekeeping education in general and in the education 32 Explaining that they have trained around a thousand people, Pakdemirli said that they prepared the National Beekeeping Project in order to increase the productivity per hive in beekeeping activities and to benefit more economically from other bee products.

Minister Pakdemirli also stated that they established the Beekeeping Research Development and Innovation Center in İzmir in order to bring the beekeeping activities to world standards with scientific approaches and researches.

"QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF WALN WILL INCREASE WITH COLLABORATION"

One of the decisions of the Agriculture and Forestry Council in 2019 is about the use of meteorological information at every stage of production Expressing that Pakdemirli, said: "Thanks to these meteorological data, we too; We aim to make agricultural activities more efficient with production, product planning and tracking data. As you know, mass honey bee deaths, also referred to as colony collapse, occurred in the autumn of 2018 in our country. Colony collapses have been happening not only in our country but also in the world for many years. In studies conducted to understand the reasons for this situation, the general opinion is that meteorological parameters, some parasites and chemicals are effective. We also; the most important manufacturers of meteorological parameters with which 70 thousand union members in Turkey Beekeepers Association for beekeeping is so important we have decided to cooperate. Thanks to this protocol, in order for our beekeepers to be less affected by the negative meteorological situation; As the General Directorate of Meteorology, we will take part in the process with our 24/7 predictions and early warnings. We will send our warnings regarding strong meteorological events directly to our beekeepers via SMS. We will share our data from the previous year with them so that they can better determine the feeding area of ​​bees and the areas where our beekeepers will stay. With this shared information; We will deliver hot and cold weather waves and predictions of strong meteorological events directly to our beekeepers. Thus, we will contribute to the quantity and quality of honey. "



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