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27.11.2016 In a meeting held in Metropolitan Municipality Conference led by Gaziantep City Council President Mehmet Aslan, urgent action plans were discussed about Gaziantep who is among the most effected cities by the drought. A protocol was signed between Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin and Gaziantep Exchange of Commerce President (GTB) Ahmet Tiryakioğlu for the implementation of a Meat Stock Exchange.
Gastronomy city Gaziantep is getting meat products market for healthy and hygienic meat.
The Meat Stock Exchange will be established in 16 months period of time and will the biggest Meat Stock Exchange in Turkey.
Moreover, Gaziantep is the first place in Turkey in agriculture based industry. It was decided in the meeting where parties gathered for the agricultural problems, that urgent action plans also should be initiated throughout the city by making important decisions about the bread. Lady Mayor Fatma Şahin pointed out during this meeting that water was an important component of the agriculture and that "Especially the irrigation issue is our most important issue. We have to give importance to the soil like we do to the oil or to gold”.
AK Party Gaziantep deputy Nejat Koçer also stated that the value given to the farmers in Gaziantep increases: “The process initiated by the Metropolitan Municipality and Agricultural Department encourages supplying seeds not only for drought but also encouraging agriculture. Since three to four years, the value given to farmers with the support of agriculture provincial administration has increased by at least five to six times.”


10.10.2016: Soils will be more fertile with the built of new hydraulic dams: Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fatma Şahin said that, “Present government has been providing various services to the public for 15 years. Today’s barley and wheat seed distribution is one of them and we are grateful for our farmers to bless our lands. Water and soil is very important. Land is our mother. We have songs and poems about our lands. Aşık Veysel and Mevlana described our lands very well.”
Sahin said that, we would like to ease the life of our woman with the milking machines and beekeepers life with bee hives. We have to take the bees and ants as an example on this project.
Şahin recalled that with the construction of Ardıl, Doğanpınar ve Belkıs Dam, our soils will be more fertile and will add more variety to it. Besides increasing the arable lands, importance of irrigation also became important.


President of Southeast Flour Association Erhan Özmen said that, Gaziantep is the leader city in exporting flour in Turkey. The certified distributed seeds here today are demanded by the world. We are world leaders in flour production and we export to 110 countries. He added that Gaziantep produce between 300 and 350 tons of flour per year.
Metropolitan Municipality Agricultural Services Head of Department İbrahim Yılmaz said that 2 thousand tons of certified wheat and barley was distributed to 4 thousand farmers. In addition 100 decares of land will be planted. This production will contribute to national economy about 50 million TL.


27.11.2016:In a meeting held in Metropolitan Municipality Conference led by Gaziantep City Council President Mehmet Aslan, urgent action plans were discussed about Gaziantep who is among the most effected cities by the drought. A protocol was signed between Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin and Gaziantep Exchange of Commerce President (GTB) Ahmet Tiryakioğlu for the implementation of a Meat Stock Exchange.


Gastronomy city Gaziantep is getting meat products market for healthy and hygienic meat.
The Meat Stock Exchange will be established in 16 months period of time and will the biggest Meat Stock Exchange in Turkey.
Moreover, Gaziantep is the first place in Turkey in agriculture based industry. It was decided in the meeting where parties gathered for the agricultural problems, that urgent action plans also should be initiated throughout the city by making important decisions about the bread. Lady Mayor Fatma Şahin pointed out during this meeting that water was an important component of the agriculture and that "Especially the irrigation issue is our most important issue. We have to give importance to the soil like we do to the oil or to gold”.
AK Party Gaziantep deputy Nejat Koçer also stated that the value given to the farmers in Gaziantep increases: “The process initiated by the Metropolitan Municipality and Agricultural Department encourages supplying seeds not only for drought but also encouraging agriculture. Since three to four years, the value given to farmers with the support of agriculture provincial administration has increased by at least five to six times.”

09.05.2016: In order to support the honey production in the region, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality provides 25 beehives per 80 beekeepers who have been trained in Public Education Centre. This event is a part of a large project launched last year and which will last 5 years. It aims to support the production of honey in the region.

06.04.2016: In the framework of Gaziantep's designation as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality created a project called “From soil to table” in order to increase the quality of chickpeas, Gaziantep pistachios, lentils, green and red pepper produced in the region. Support is given by the Municipality providing seeds and seedling for farmers. Every stage of the production is going to be closely followed by the department of Agricultural Service of the Metropolitan Municipality. This project aims to raise awareness of the producers about the quality of their products and limited environmental impact with a local focus.

10.03.2016: Launching of the program “Animal Feed Support” for the farms in Yavuzeli (district of Gaziantep). This program has been launched to support the milk production in the region and to improve the quality of Antep cheese which is extremely popular in the region.