Turkey, Ali Ekber Yıldırım: Climate Change Threatens Our Food

Published Dec 28, 2020

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Agriculture, Drought, Floods and Disasters When evaluated in terms of the agricultural sector, agriculture is one of the sectors that cause global warming and is affected the most. In agriculture, which is a production area largely dependent on climate, changing weather conditions, extreme cold or heat, changes in precipitation regime deeply affect agricultural production. Food security is under threat in this sense. From the perspective of Turkey, at least 80 percent of agricultural production is done depending on rainfall.

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Dry farming is carried out on 17 million hectares of a total of 23 million hectares of agricultural land. If there is no rainfall or when it receives below normal rainfall, agricultural production suffers in terms of quantity, yield and quality. In recent years, drought experienced in 2007, the most influential, Turkey, rose 7 percent contraction in agriculture. As with many products, feed production has decreased. Prices rose and more than 1 million dairy cows were slaughtered. The negative effects of the import of livestock and meat that started afterwards still continue today. Turkey is also experiencing a dry period in 2020. Soil and water resources are adversely affected due to the fact that rainfall is on average 50 percent lower than normal levels. Drought should not be perceived only as a drinking water problem in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. Many products have been adversely affected by the drought this year and the weather conditions due to climate change. In particular, ...
Source: Paraanaliz
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