Turkey Meets 7% Of EU's Organic Agriproduct Imports
Muhammad Irfan 15 days ago Thu 10th June 2021 | 04:48 PM
Turkey meets 7% of the European Union's organic agriproducts imports emerging as a leader in the sector
Last year, Turkey was the sixth-largest organic agriproduct supplier for the EU, exporting 211 tons of products.
The country's main organic agriproducts are dried figs, dried apricots, dried grape, wheat, olive, hazelnut, walnut, pistachio, pulse, medicinal aromatic plants, cotton, berry fruits, fresh fruit, and raw vegetable.
Turkey also manufactures processed organic products such as juice, frozen fruit-vegetable, and olive oil.The country has been supporting farmers who produce organic agriproducts since 2005.
Turkey ranks 18th in the world in terms of the size of organic agricultural lands, but seventh in terms of the number of organic agriproduct producers globally and the first in the EU, the ministry data showed.