Turkey is better than Israel about Seed

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Turkish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Mr. A. Eşref FAKIBABA said that we both produce seed and export to many countries such as Bulgaria, Spain, Russia, USA, Iraq, Iran etc. in his speech to the journalists in an agricultural firm visit in Bursa which is a province in Turkey. Usually there is a wrong thought in our people’s mind ‘We import seeds using vegetable production from Israel’. However Continue reading

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Turkish tea wants to take place in Brazil market

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General Directorate of Tea Enterprises (it called in Turkish “Çay-Kur”) is an institution established as a State-Owned Enterprise. Its General Directorate Mr. Sütlüoğlu has made a written explanation. According to the explanation Turkey is the fifth tea producer country in the world and it wants to increase its market share in the world. So its experts both introduce their products to the international firms and try to increase its market share.

General Directorate said that “We added Brazil in our market network. International Continue reading

Report of maize 2016 in Turkey

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According to ZMO’s (The Chamber of Agricultural Engineers) field research, in the 2016 production season, cultivation areas of the maize are 680 thousand hectares, its production are 6.4 million tons and its yield are 9.41 ton/ha in Turkey. In comparison with the year 2015 in yield and in cultivation areas a slight decrease are observed. In 2015 cultivation areas of the maize are Continue reading

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