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Great breakthrough in domestic seed production

In the seed and Gene Technologies Valley, which will begin construction by Konya Commodity Exchange by the end of the year, local seed research and production will be made.

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Great breakthrough in domestic seed production

Turkey's agricultural production center in Konya seed and Gene Technologies Valleyto be made by commodity exchange, local seed research and production will be performed.

In valley, breeding of seeds marketed from Anatolia to world will allow Turkey to compete with or countries in agricultural sense.

To meet infrastructure needs of seed-raising firms in Turkey through valley, which is projected to cost 20 million pounds , development of varieties needed by producers and industrialists , university-industry cooperation Support is aimed at boosting region's R D capacity .

About 10,000 square meters of space to be constructed

Konya Commodity Exchange (KTB) President Huseyin Çevik, said in a statement, region's climatic conditions, agricultural production and land structure considering that valley of region would be very useful.

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Stating that valley of seed and gene technologies will be made in area where licensed warehouses on road to Aksaray, Çevik said:

  • "There will be an administrative building and research laboratories in 8,000 square meters of facility to be constructed in area of approximately 10,000 square meters. The rest of area will be found in greenhouses. "

Agile, sections of plant, molecular, pathological, and tissue culture laboratories and micro biology, generation of jumping and breeding greenhouses , he said.

Emphasizing that y work for reduction of dependence on seeds in seed, agile, stated:

  • "When we look at world today, certified seed trade is around 50 billion dollars. Our government issued law of seeding in 2006. In 2000s, share of private sector in certified seed was 3 percent. The point we came today is around 70 per cent. "

Agile, KTB's company Konya Laboratory Depot Aş is also center of Seed certification , voicing that valley to this point would be very accurate, he said.

Support to companies conducting R D work

Çevik pointing to increase in companies that trade seed in Turkey, said:

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  • "Private companies investing in seed market are doing R D activities. One of most important activity areas of our base is to provide support to companies conducting R D work. In base of private sector including Bahri Dağdaş Institute, Selcuk University will conduct a combination of different organizations. Our goal is to start producing science, production, research and farmer in a pool and re-produce seeds that come out of ir main homeland. "

Agile, valley will provide employment to at least a thousand people, domestic seed companies will contribute to growth, he said.

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