Vahit KİRİŞCİ, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
He was born on December 4, 1960 in Kahramanmaraş. He graduated from Çukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture. He completed his master's degree at Çukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Science, and his doctorate at the Cranfield University, England.
He became Associate Professor in 1995 and Professor in 2001. He published 55 articles, books, commission reports and papers, 16 of which were in foreign languages. He worked as a manager in many non-governmental organizations.
He is a 22nd and 23rd term Member of Parliament from Adana. In the 22nd term, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Turkey EU Joint Parliamentary Commission and as Chairman of the Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Affairs Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. 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 Turkey on March 4, 2022.
He is married and has three children.