Turkish agency distributes seeds to farmers in Sudan

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, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) will distribute 50 tons of seeds of some vegetables and fruits including tomato, onion, melon, carrot and ladyfinger.

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 Gungenci, the agency's Khartoum coordinator.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Gungenci said that 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.

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