Founder and former chair of the Confederation of Farmers’ Unions in Turkey Abdullah Aysu said that the country is going through a partial famine, mainly because domestic production doesn’t meet the needs of the consumer.
In an assessment of the impact of the current economic crisis on the food producers, Abdullah Aysu emphasises that every hike in the value of reserve currencies against the local currency makes the situation more uncertain for producers.
He noted that as Turkey was dependent on external sources for a variety of production inputs, the political administration should urgently make plans for stockpiling certain crucial items and for providing financial support to the farmers.
“Turkey is going through a partial famine just now because it’s not a self-sufficient country. If the farmers and production are not supported and a sufficient amount of fertiliser is not stockpiled, it will go through much more severe problems.”