With the support of the state, 14 women from Sirnak became greenhouse owners. Thanks to the project implemented by the Sirnak Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, 14 housewives from Sirnak became greenhouse owners.
Within the framework of the 'Women's Hands on Greenhouses Project' implemented by the GAP Regional Development Administration with the aim of bringing the barren lands to agriculture, contributing to the employment of women, and providing job opportunities to the citizens, a 75% grant was given to 14 women in the villages and towns of Sirnak, Cizre, Silopi, and Idil districts to establish greenhouses. With the support provided, Sirnak Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry provided women with 500,000 winter vegetable seedlings along with a 75 % grant to establish a greenhouse on an area of 250 square meters each. The Governor of Sirnak, Osman Bilgin, visited the greenhouses, made observations here and chatted with the farmers. Sirnak Governor Osman Bilgin said, "Our only way to economic prosperity is production. We only produce 7 % of the consumption needs of Sirnak province. Our residents need to produce. We are there to support our residents, especially women, in greenhouse cultivation or in different agricultural areas. Our motto is, 'Where our women are, there is also quality.'"
Altan, Director of Crop Production and Phytosanitary Branch of the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, said, "There is almost no vegetable production in our province. We identified this as a problem and prepared projects to improve vegetable production both in open areas and greenhouses. We have built 14 high-tunnel greenhouses, each of them being 250 square meters in size. We want to improve greenhouse cultivation in this area. Our aim is to end Sirnak's dependence on foreign sources in the field of vegetable production. We will plant cucumbers and tomatoes after we have harvested lettuce. We will contribute to our economy, as well as create job opportunities for our women.
Source: Son Dakika