The farmer from Mardin, who was worried about drought, took a sigh of relief after the last rains. It made 30 thousand farmers who are engaged in agriculture in the Mardin Plain smile.
Şehmus EDİS (Mardin News)
November The farmers, worried about the lack of rain in October season and the fact that the rainfall in November and December was below the average for many years, farmers, who were worried about the drought as the rain fell below the average for many years, took a sigh of relief after the last rains. He made hope with the falling rains.
Noting that many products such as wheat, barley, lentil and corn were planted on an area of 2 million 450 thousand decares in the Mesopotamia Plain in Mardin for the 2021 agricultural season, Mikail Erbay, the President of Kızıltepe Farmers Association, said, He said that approximately 30 thousand farmers in the region are worried about drought, but with the last rains, this worry has been replaced with joy.
Fahri Yıldız, a farmer in the village of Alakuş in Mardin, said that they were very afraid of being faced with drought this year, but thank God the rains in the middle of January are lifeline for the farmers. Yildiz said, “My family of 1,500 decares also had 3,000 decares of land. If it hadn’t rained for 10 days, hundreds of thousands of acres of cultivated land would have dried up. Thousands of farmers would be victimized. Thank God it rained. The crops have been saved. ”