CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu came together with the producers at the İzmir Agriculture Meeting held at the Fair İzmir. Referring to the bitter picture experienced in agriculture in the country, Kılıçdaroğlu praised the work carried out in line with the vision of "Another Agriculture is Possible" of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer and said, "What the Ministry of Agriculture cannot do, the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality you have chosen is doing it alone. You will see, no farmer will be harmed in Izmir," he said.
The opening marathon of CHP Chairman Kılıçdaroğlu, who came to the city for the opening ceremony of 1 investments of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality with a total value exceeding 4 billion TL, ended with the İzmir Agriculture Meeting. Kılıçdaroğlu, who came together with the producers at the Agroexpo – 80th International Agriculture and Livestock Fair, which is one of the biggest agriculture fairs in Europe, Turkey's largest, started in İzmir with 774 participants from 16 countries, gave important messages.
Where will the farmer receive 175 billion liras?
After the opening of the Ödemiş Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility in the morning, he held a meeting with the citizens at the coffee house. sohbetReferring to the issue, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “The villagers said, 'The prices of feed, medicine, water, electricity, fertilizer are increasing abnormally, we are losing money from agriculture. says. It's true what they said. Politicians from all walks of life need to agree on this issue. The agricultural sector is a strategic sector and support is given to the agricultural sector in all countries of the world. The Turkish Grand National Assembly did its part and enacted the Agriculture Law in 2006. According to this law, it was necessary to support the farmer at the rate of 1 percent of the national income. This clause has never been fully implemented. Since 2006, the farmer has received 175 billion liras. No money given. Parliament did its job. But the government did not implement it. So you and we need to develop a common language in this regard. We have to support agriculture and farmers in every period. This is not just our duty. Everyone who thinks about this country has to have a common duty," he said.
Good planning should be done
Reminding that the importance of agriculture and nutrition has emerged once again during the pandemic period, and that many products are imported in Turkey today, Kılıçdaroğlu conveyed the steps to be followed to solve the problems experienced as follows: “There is nothing that is not imported. We have to sit and think. Annual agricultural product exports of the Netherlands are 185 billion dollars; A state smaller than Konya, our 18 – 19 billion dollars. We have fertile lands, water, sun, young people who can extract their water if you squeeze the stone. Would you think that importing straw from abroad would cost more than wheat? It means they can't manage. Good planning is required. The farmer will know what to plant, the farmer will win, and when necessary, the state will buy the product at the promised price. Thus, we will raise an area where everyone wins and where we will export a lot.”
Praise to President Soyer
Underlining that his greatest wish is for everyone to live in peace in this country, Kılıçdaroğlu said, “The way to do this is for everyone to earn their rightful sweat. I have always stood by the farmer and we will try to be. My promise is a promise; We will win together, we will win together. Together, we will carry the products produced by the hard work of Turkish farmers to all over the world. We opened the İzmir Agricultural Development Center, which our İzmir Metropolitan Municipality brought to the city. I would like to thank Tunç Soyer. Which crops should be planted in waterless areas in dry climates and irrigated areas in rainy climates are shown here. Soil analyzes of the producers are carried out. 'Mr. President, how much will the farmer pay you for these analyzes?' I asked. 'He will not pay any money,' he said. The farmer will bring his land, what fertilizer should he use, how he can get the most yield, they have created the infrastructure of all these. What the Ministry of Agriculture could not do, the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, whom you chose, is doing alone. You will see more. No farmer will be harmed in Izmir. Farmers will not suffer in places run by our CHP metropolitan mayors. We will protect their products, we will buy their products, we will not make the producer open the palm of his hand," he said.
Soyer: “Together we will succeed”
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer pointed out that the poverty in the country has deepened and said, “It has become more difficult to produce in rural areas. The price of feed increased from 80-90 liras to 170-180 liras. All input costs rose. It's hard not to despair at this picture. But we know that this situation we live in is not a destiny. Another is possible. Another farming is possible! We will achieve this together," he said.
After the speeches, CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, CHP Deputy Chairman Ali Öztunç, CHP Deputy Chairman Seyit Torun and CHP İzmir Provincial Chairman Deniz Yücel listened to the problems and suggestions of the producers and took notes. At the İzmir Agriculture Meeting, the steps to be taken to strengthen the agriculture and livestock sector were also discussed.
CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer as well as CHP Deputy Chairman Ali Öztunç, CHP Deputy Chairman Seyit Torun, CHP PM member Rıfat Nalbantoğlu, CHP PM member Devrim Barış Çelik, CHP PM Member and İzmir Deputy Ednan Arslan, CHP İzmir MPs Atila Sertel, Kamil Okyay Sındır, Tacettin Bayır, Murat Minister, Bedri Serter, CHP İzmir Provincial Chairman Deniz Yücel, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Dr. Buğra Gökçe, Chairman of the Village-Koop İzmir Union Neptün Soyer, district mayors, heads of cooperatives and producers attended.