The introductory meeting of the Agroexpo 2th International Agriculture and Livestock Fair, which will be held by Orion Fair Organization on February 6-17, hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Mustafa Özuslu, Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, said, "We will continue to support agricultural fairs."
Continuing to work in line with the vision of "Another Agriculture is Possible" of Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the Metropolitan Municipality is preparing to host Agroexpo. Agroexpo-2, which will be organized by Orion Fair Organization on 6-17 February with the theme of "Agriculture and Climate Strategies". The introductory meeting of the International Agriculture and Livestock Fair was held. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, Orion Fuarcılık Chairman of the Board of Directors Fatih Tan, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Agricultural Services Department Head Şevket Meriç, İzmir Commodity Exchange General Secretary Dr. Erçin Güdücü, Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Acting Dean Prof. Dr. Nedim Kosm, İzmir Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Deputy Director Oktay Darcan, representatives of non-governmental organizations, cooperatives, unions, producers and members of the press.
Özuslu: “Local governments also have responsibilities”
Expressing that Izmir is a city of fairs and congresses, Deputy Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Mustafa Özuslu, explained the economic revival in the city during the fair periods with examples. Özuslu said, “When we say 'Another Agriculture is Possible', we are talking about the fight against poverty and drought. Nature is getting more and more brutal. Fire, flood, earthquake… Local governments, as well as governments, have a great responsibility in dealing with these. When you say agriculture, drought comes to mind, when you say drought, agriculture comes to mind. We need to consider them together. This is the reason why we, as Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, support the small producer. Every farmer and producer should be fed in the place where he was born. We will continue this approach. We will support and enlarge agricultural fairs," he said.
“We will have a nice fair”
Orion Fairs Chairman of the Board Fatih Tan said, “We want to continue by raising the bar. We will have a nice fair like every year. We will continue to contribute as much as we can.” Şevket Meriç, Head of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Agricultural Services Department, also gave information about the works carried out in line with the vision of Mayor Tunç Soyer “Another Agriculture is Possible”.