Turkey’s hazelnut exportation in 2016-2017

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According to Black Sea Hazelnut Export Association which is in Turkey between in 01 September 2016 and 31 July 2017 about 223 thousands tonof hazelnut kernels exported and from this exportation has been gained about 1.8 billion USD.

Authorities of this association said that data show that comparison to last year there are %5.1 increasing in yield and %17.1 increasing in value. Continue reading

Black Garlic

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As is known garlic is whitish and having a smell. People known that garlic is useful for their but they avoid it because it has a bad smell. A firm in Kastamonu which is a province in Turkey is applying some operations to garlic then garlic are made black and its smell has missed.

Although the normal garlic price is 4 or 12 Turkish Liras (1 lira=3.53 USD), the black and unscented garlic price is 150 liras. Continue reading

Informal sales of seeds

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In an interview the head of Turkey Seed Growers Association Mr. Kamil YILMAZ said that “One of the important problems in seed sector is informal sales. The meaning of sales is uncontrolled sales about disease, name accuracy, germination power, germination rate, purity, yield ratio, etc. These seeds don’t have certificate and guaranty. So if you are using these seeds, you will be under risk. You can get low yield from unit area because germination rate, yield rate, disease rate etc of the uncontrolled seeds are unknown. If farmers use the seeds, they will lose both themselves and our country. Although the seeds are cheap they are expensive actually. Indeed the seeds are yield not certified seeds. Thus you can’t search your rights.” Continue reading

Malatya apricots received geographical indications

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Turkey has big potential about geographical indications. There are approximately 2500 products which they can be registered. But there are just 200 geographical indications products in domestic and only 3 products received from European Union (EU).

Until the beginning of July 2017, Turkey’s products with geographical indications taken from EU are just two. One of them is Aydın figs and the other is Gaziantep Baklava. These number have reached three with Malatya apricots. Continue reading

Modern poultry house eggs or cage-free chicken eggs

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In January egg prices increased up to 0,35 Turkish Liras and it saw the Summit. After seven months later, prices decreased to 0.16 liras.

The head of YUMBİR (Turkish Egg Producers Association) Mr. Hasan Konya said that “A new term show up in Turkey ‘industrial egg’. This term is using eggs produced from modern poultry house. According to the created perception our eggs are not egg, they are like industrial product. After this perception our eggs’ price have reduced. Continue reading

High yield and base price in wheat

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In this year (2017) yield of wheat is high in Turkey. Because of the high harvest wheat prices are falling. So Minister of Agriculture and Livestock announced that the base price of bread wheat. It is 940 liras per ton (approximately 262.5 USD). This wheat has 12.5 proteins. He said that of course this is base price. Normally wheat prices wheat prices will be higher than the base price. Base price was 910 liras in 2016. Farmers said that this price is lower than their expectations. Continue reading

In Turkey access to finance, important problems of agriculture and farmers’ investment plans

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) released a research called “Field research for agricultural financing 2016” about Turkey. Experts use data during season production of 2016-2017. They interviewed 796 producers from 58 provinces in Turkey. There are some important information in research such as demographic structure of farmers or producers, access to finance, problems of Turkey’s agriculture. Continue reading

The goals of Turkish seed sector for next ten years

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Head of Turkey Seed Growers Association (TSGA- TÜRKTOB) Mr. Kamil YILMAZ shared their target about Turkish seed sector in general assembly of Sub-Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers. He said that “One of important goals of Turkish seed sector and TSGA is firstly increasing of amount of certified seeds from 957 thousand tons to 1.5 million tons then supplying all of the seed necessity of Turkey. Another our important goal is works of research and development (R&D). We need qualified research foundations for the future of Turkish seed sector. That the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL)  increase support of R&D activities from 300 thousand Turkish Liras (TL) to 3 million TL is very important opportunity for Continue reading