Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı stated that they have provided a total of approximately 2.8 billion lira of support to renewable energy projects in agriculture through the Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution (TKDK) and the General Directorate of Agricultural Reform. Yumaklı noted that agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change and that ‘climate-friendly’ agricultural practices should be disseminated. Yumaklı said, “As the Ministry, we encourage and support the use of renewable energy resources. We provide grants for renewable energy facilities such as solar, wind, biomass and geothermal, especially ARDSI and our General Directorate of Agricultural Reform. We provide additional discounts to insured people who use renewable energy within the scope of agricultural insurance. “We continue our work to include systems that use new technologies within the scope of support,” he said.
Stating that the Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution has provided 2.4 billion lira of grant support to 1191 renewable energy projects in rural areas so far, and that 4.5 billion lira of investment has been implemented in rural areas with these grants, Yumaklı said that the General Directorate of Agricultural Reform has provided 413 million lira of support to 968 projects. He said it was provided. Yumaklı stated that they have taken the necessary steps to further increase the number of agricultural facilities that can produce their own energy and said, “We want all our producers to invest in renewable energy sources.”
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı stated that they expect aquatic products exports to approach 2 billion dollars by the end of the year. Stating that they will continue to support the fishing industry while protecting aquatic assets in the seas, Yumaklı underlined that they have provided 17.9 billion liras of Special Consumption Tax discounted fuel support to fishermen in the last 20 years, 12.6 billion liras of aquaculture support and 341.9 million liras of small-scale fishing support.