Continuing to work with the vision of "Another Agriculture is Possible" of Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality attended the Municipalities Agricultural Development Summit with CHP. At the summit attended by 160 CHP municipalities as well as more than 300 agricultural cooperatives, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will have the opportunity to convey its works, projects and city-specific values to the visitors for three days. President Tunç Soyer will make a presentation on “Another Agriculture is Possible” on Friday, October 1 at 11.00:XNUMX at the summit. Soyer's presentation, IzmirTube and will be broadcast live on social media accounts.
The CHP Municipalities Agricultural Development Summit, in which Izmir Metropolitan Municipality participated as a participant with Mayor Tunç Soyer's vision of “Another Agriculture is Possible”, started. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer and his wife İzmir Village-Koop Union President Neptün Soyer also attended the summit, which was opened by the President of the Republican People's Party Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. At the opening where the producers also expressed their problems, CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who stated that the CHP municipalities continued their agricultural policies successfully, said, “What we need to do is to change the existing order. In order to change this order, we all need to come together as workers, farmers, laborers and contract workers and change the order. We will change the order in favor of the people, the producers, the sweat and the workers. It is in our hands to change the order against those who take the goods from the air. If you are, we are ready. Together we will change the layout. All of our mayors are making extraordinary achievements.”
Izmir example from Saribal
CHP Chief Advisor to the Chairman and Bursa Deputy Orhan Sarıbal also gave examples from İzmir in his presentation. Sarıbal said that the İzmir Agricultural Development Center established by the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Baysan Milk Processing Factory, the foundation of which was laid by CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, are very important investments for the coming years. Expressing the importance of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality's efforts to support the producer, Sarıbal said that the People's Grocery and the producer and the consumer were brought together in İzmir. CHP Party Assembly Member Gökhan Günaydın made a presentation on CHP's agricultural policies.
Soyer: “This is not a dream”
After the opening, CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu visited the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality stand. Kılıçdaroğlu was welcomed by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer and his wife İzmir Köy-Koop Union President Neptün Soyer. While the President Soyer gave information about their work, the CHP Leader was offered flavors unique to İzmir. Evaluating the summit, President Soyer said, “It is very meaningful that agriculture is valued so much and that agriculture is emphasized so much. The issue of agriculture is a mechanism that provides the balance of this society for us. A mechanism that maintains the balance between the countryside and the city. When complaining about the exorbitant price today, is it something that can be stopped with police measures? Or is there a system problem behind it? There is a system problem. There is an unplanned agricultural economy. The plans are designed only to grow the bread of big agricultural companies and increase their profits. Therefore, the small producer does not know what to plant next year. If he does, he does not know how much he will sell, whether he will cover the cost. All this needs to be resolved. Our agricultural production is going down day by day, we have started to become a foreign-dependent sector. The amount of products we buy from abroad is also increasing. Agriculture needs to be reorganized. That's why we say another agriculture is possible. Another agriculture that will protect the small producer through the axis of fighting against drought and poverty and ensure that they are satisfied where they were born… This is not a dream, it is not a dream, it is not utopia at all. It is possible,” he said.
Projects are presented at the stand of Izmir Metropolitan
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality presents its agricultural and social investments, projects and city-specific products at the Municipalities Agricultural Development Summit of CHP. At the stand, where the representative Noah's Ark model, which explains the importance of local seeds in the fight against climate change and poverty, is located, the film of the projects in the agricultural field is played. BAYSAN A.Ş., which will be the companion of the farmers and gather the small producer from İzmir under one roof. also took its place at the top. District municipalities in İzmir also take part in the summit.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer will make a presentation on “Another Agriculture is Possible” on October 1 at 11.00 at the summit. President Soyer's presentation, IzmirTube and will be broadcast live on social media accounts.