Turkish agency distributes seeds to farmers in Sudan
SUDAN - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s state-run aid agency will give tons of seeds to some 5,000 farmers in Sudan this year.
As part of an agriculture project, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) will distribute 50 tons of seeds of some vegetables and fruits including tomato, onion, melon, carrot and okra.
The agency will also hand out 1,500 fruit scions along with various agricultural tools.
TIKA has been giving agricultural support to the country since 2010, according to Celalettin Güngenci, the agency’s Khartoum coordinator.
Speaking to the state-run Anadolu Agency, Güngenci said the project launched in 2010 continues by developing every passing year. “Our project gives hope to thousands of Sudanese farmers,” he added.
Established in 1992, Turkey’s government-run aid agency is responsible for implementing Turkey’s developmental cooperation policies overseas.
The agency carries out development cooperation activities in 170 countries via its 58 program coordination offices in 56 countries across five continents.