Farmers start agriculture projects in Til Temir
The region is expected to be self-sufficient thanks to the increase in projects based on local production.
With the support of Til Temir Agriculture and Economy Committee, many farmers have started vegetable production projects.
Given the success registered, many farmers have decided to expand their projects. The region is expected to be self-sufficient thanks to the increase in projects based on local production.
The fact that no vegetables would need to be purchased from other places will prevent prices from rising.
Production first started in 9 greenhouses during the first stage: 6 tons of vegetables were produced and released to the market.
Vegetable harvest in greenhouses will continue until the end of August, as Ismail Atono, one of the project managers told ANHA. "We had implemented similar projects in Afrin before. When we migrated from Afrin and came to the Jazira region, we wanted to put our experience in practice once again here. We are also training workers to prepare them to be capable of producing things themselves."
Atono said that they have provided jobs for 12 women thanks to the project implemented and added that the working women have sufficient knowledge to realize similar projects. Expressing that he planted vegetables on about 10 hectares of land, Atono said that a drip irrigation system was used.
Underlining that the projects have been welcomed very positively by the public, Atono added: "When vegetables come from outside, their prices are very high. Local production, on the contrary, allows us to keep the prices lower. Thanks to our projects, vegetable prices in Hesekê and Til Temir are noticeably falling. I call on all farmers to implement such projects so that our region can satisfy its own needs."