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7800 farmers to produce wheat for Ankara Public Bread

23 November 20202 min reading

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality will give seeds to 7 thousand 800 farmers. Wheat produced within the scope of the Rural Development Move will be purchased and processed by Ankara Public Bread.

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş started the contractual production project on 250 thousand decares within the scope of "rural development move". Within this framework, wheat seeds will be given to 7 thousand 800 farmers. Ankara Metropolitan Municipality launched the "Wheat Seed Support" practice with purchase guarantee. Within the framework of the project, the first step of which was initiated in Polatlı district, a total of 5 million 150 thousand kilograms of wheat seeds will be given to 7 thousand 800 farmers throughout all 25 districts of Ankara. In his post on his social media account, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş said, “We have started to provide wheat seed support to our farmers with purchase guarantee within the scope of our contracted production model. We will give 5 million 150 thousand kilograms of seeds to our 7800 farmers. We will purchase the wheat produced and produce flour in our Public Bread Factory." Meeting with farmers in Polatlı for wheat seed support, Fazıl Köremezli, Head of Rural Development Department, said, “We are realizing another dream of Ankara Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş. The Rural Services Department will grant a total of 5 million 150 thousand kilograms of wheat seeds, 90 percent of which is grant and 10 percent of which is farmers' contribution margin, to 7 thousand 800 farmers on a land of 250 thousand decares. This year, 500 thousand tons of products have been imported to our country. Today, we are planning to get approximately 75 thousand tons of products with the contracted production method that we will realize on an area of 250 thousand decares. This wheat corresponds to 15 percent of Turkey's imports for this year."

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