Farmers had to row to reach their products

Turkey: Heavy rains flooded the southern fields

The fields in the southern Turkish cities of Adana, Osmaniye and Hatay were flooded due to heavy rains in the eastern Mediterranean region. 

Ceyhan River in Adana flooded as a result of rains that lasted for at least a week and the fields were completely filled with water.

After the rain, farmers in the neighborhoods of Misis and Esenler had to wade through the puddles trying to determine the cost of their damage.

Mustafa Celik, representative of the Esenler neighborhood pointed out to the farmers' loss and said: "We will know about the actual damage once the water is drained away. Our farmers have a huge loss. There are 200 hectares of fields here and farmers grow citrus, lettuce, cauliflower among others. We have farmers who are insured and those who are not. Our farmers expect support form the government."

It rained for 4 days in Osmaniye
The fields of spinach and radish in Osmaniye's Kadirli district also flooded. Hanifi Ispir, head of the Kadirli Chamber of Agriculture said that that the heavy rains flooded rivers and irrigation channels. Ispir pointed out to the farmers' loss and the disruption of everyday life in town.

"Heavy rainfall caused damage in spinach and radish fields. Now the fields look like lakes and the products are not visible. Our farmers are in a miserable situation. The overall damage needs to be assessed as soon as possible." said Ispir.

Rainfall also hit Hatay
The fields located in the Amik Valley were flooded after the heavy rains. Besides the crops, seasonal farmers' personal goods were also damaged by the flood.

 

Source. Bloomberg 


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