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Antalya to host agriculture forum with African minister

The first Turkey-Africa Agriculture Ministers Meeting and Agribusiness Forum will be held in the Mediterranean resort province of Antalya on April 27-28. 

The two-day event - organized by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock - will host more than 300 participants, including agricultural ministers of African countries, ambassadors, representatives of international organizations and private sectors.        

The Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), the Central Union of Turkish Agricultural Credit Cooperatives, and Turkish Airlines are among the main shareholders of the event.        

The ministers’ meeting will be held under the theme of “Turkey-Africa Partnership on Rural Development for Achieving Food Security.”       

The forum will provide an opportunity to share experiences of Turkey in agriculture and livestock farming. It also strengthens the current state of cooperation between Turkey and Africa, along with promotion of trade relations.        

During the event, business-to-business meetings will be held to enhance trade relations, agribusiness volume and expand investments between Turkey and Africa.        

The forum will also hold several events on the side on agricultural financing and credits, agricultural mechanization and irrigation systems, climate resilience, agricultural trade and investment, agricultural inputs, agroindustry, youth employment and women in rural development, plus food and nutrition security.

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