Prof. Dr. Metin Turan, (Scientist in Department of Genetics and Bioengineering at Yeditepe University, Istanbul) announced in a press conference: “Especially the Covid-19 pandemic period has shown that agriculture has no chance to continue with traditional models. The importance of the introduction of new techniques and models in agriculture and the necessity of agricultural management has been revealed.”
Pointing out that they have developed more than 40 products at Yeditepe University regarding good agricultural practices and organic farming, at national and international level, Prof. Turan stated that they have reached a position to export organic fertilizers to European countries with their products that have registration and certification in the world and in the European Union.
Yeditepe University collaborated with Büyükçekmece Municipality in the field of agriculture.
According to the information provided during the conference, in accordance with Turkey’s effective use of local resources and sustainability policy, Yeditepe University and Büyükçekmece Municipality recently signed a cooperation protocol signed for carrying out sustainable agriculture activities in the district of Büyükçekmece, Istanbul. Dr. Sanem Argın stated that they realized the production planning and marketing network of the enterprises by making SWOT analysis to the existing agricultural areas in Büyükçekmece district, and that they are working on the selection of appropriate fruits and vegetables that are suitable for the soil and climatic conditions of the district.