Prof. Dr. Vahit KİRİŞCİ, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry


He was born on December 4, 1960 in Kahramanmaraş. He graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture of Çukurova University. He completed his MSc degree at the Faculty of Agriculture Institute of Science of Çukurova University and his PhD at Cranfield University in UK.


He became associate professor in 1995 and professor in 2001. He published a total of 55 articles, books, commission reports and papers, of which 16 were in foreign languages. He assumed executive roles in many non-governmental organizations.


As Member of Parliament of Adana in the 22nd term of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM), he also was a member of the Turkiye-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission and served as the Deputy Chairman. He served as the Chairman of the Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Affairs Commission of TBMM. He was re-elected as the Chairman of the same commission in the 23rd term.


He was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkiye on March 4, 2022.


Prof. Dr. Kirişci is married and has three children.

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