Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Mr. Mehmet Daniş stated that application of modern agricultural techniques by using less labor force could be ensured by use of agricultural mechanization.
Deputy Minister Daniş delivered an opening speech at "5th AgriEvolution Summit on World Agricultural Machinery Industry" hosted by Turkish Association of Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers (TARMAKBİR) in İstanbul.
"Importance of agriculture is increasing day by day"
Referring to the strategic importance of agriculture sector, Mr. Daniş reported in his speech that "Nearly 1 billion people are suffering from hunger and 1,2 billion are suffering from insufficient nutrition today. Dramatic increase in world population and changes in the needs and preferences of people increase the importance of agriculture with each passing day".
Underlying the importance of agricultural development with respect to both economic and social development of Turkey, Mr. Daniş mentioned about the stable agricultural growth as a result of structural changes, structural transformation and supports.
Regarding the main policy of the Ministry with respect to agricultural mechanization, Deputy Minister Daniş mentioned about the use of modern agricultural techniques for better utilization from agricultural production and labor force potential of Turkey. Mr. Daniş also talked about the developments in the manufacturing of tractors and other agricultural machinery.
"2016 AgroEurasia International Fair on Agriculture and Agricultural Mechanization" will be open between 21st and 24th January 2016 under this summit. The Fair organized in collaboration with TÜYAP Fair Services and TARMAKBİR is being held with the support by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Economy, Turkish Union of Agricultural Chambers and KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization).