Revenues of billions of dollars .. Learn about Turkish agricultural wealth in 2021

Turkey, which has succeeded in sitting on the European throne with the successes of the agricultural sector

Revenues of billions of dollars .. Learn about Turkish agricultural wealth in 2021

Turkey, which has succeeded in sitting on the European throne with the successes of the agricultural sector in recent years, ranked first in Europe with agricultural revenues of nearly $48.5 billion in 2019.

Despite the negative consequences of the outbreak of the Corona pandemic locally and globally, the Turkish economy in general has managed to remain attractive as a magnet for current and potential foreign investment, at a time when Turkey is a major and attractive destination for a variety of industrial and commercial investors, the agricultural sector has been an important center for attracting local investors and international, thanks to the successes and achievements of the past twenty years.

The agricultural sector in Turkey is characterized by the diversity and abundance of crops, thanks to the productivity of agricultural land, the abundance of specialized labor and the use of the latest irrigation, control and harvesting methods. Cultivation of a variety of products in different regions due to the different climatic zones in Turkey.

In the first five months of this year, the Turkish agricultural sector achieved the highest exports in its history compared to previous years, with an export value of more than 11 billion US dollars, an increase of 18.2% compared to the previous year. In the same period of 2020, when the agricultural sector exports accounted for 13 percent of Turkey’s total exports in 5 months.

First in Europe

It is noteworthy that the Turkish agricultural sector succeeded in sitting on the European throne thanks to the success it achieved and achieved in recent years. The agricultural and forestry products sector grew by 3.7% in 2019, ranking seventh globally according to figures announced in the first three quarters of 2020, while maintaining its growth.

European Union countries insist on removing Turkish agricultural products from the customs union agreement in force since 1996 in order to oppose Turkish hegemony in the agricultural sector, which has become a source of concern for European countries, especially after Turkey took first place. place in Europe. Despite Ankara’s repeated claims, the EU countries constantly refuse to update the agreement and bring agricultural products to it, without giving convincing reasons.

Georgian Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Levan Davitashvili, stated that Turkey is one of the leading European countries in the production of agricultural products, and Turkey is one of the leading countries in Europe, within the scope of efforts to increase cooperation in the field of agriculture. Top 10 countries in the world in this field. Turkey adopts prestigious practice centers in the field of agriculture, “The Ministry of Agriculture has dozens of research centers and institutes and I had the opportunity to visit some of these centers and Turkey’s achievements in technological research are very impressive.”

global domination

Despite the Corona pandemic and its negative effects on the structure of the global economy, as well as the slowdown in the logistical movement of commercial products between countries, Turkish agricultural products exports reached 205 countries around the world in 2020. Exports of 982 agricultural products amounted to $20.7 billion in revenue.

Last year, Turkey managed to increase the activity of vegetative propagation by 7.6%, bringing the total volume of agricultural production in the field of vegetative propagation to 126.1 million tons, and agricultural production increased by 20% compared to 2019. Its value rose to 333.3 billion liras ($41.65 billion).

In addition to figs, Turkey ranks first in the production of some agricultural products, including hazelnuts, which account for 69% of the world’s production of 1.1 million tons and 26% of the world’s cherry production of 2.6 million tons. The second is in apricots, quince, watermelon, watermelon (yellow watermelon), sour cherries, cucumbers, carob, chickpeas, the third in tangerines and apples, and the fourth in pistachios, strawberries, chestnuts, walnuts and lentils.

On the other hand, Turkey ranks first in the world in the export of wheat flour, the second in the export of pasta, the fifth in the production of fruits, and the fourth in the production of vegetables.



Government support

The Turkish government is trying to place the country’s agricultural sector among the top 5 countries in the world, in order to reach the agricultural sector-related part of the government’s vision for 2023 and at a time when the agricultural sector begins to develop. . As one of the main contributors to the growth of the Turkish economy in general, the government plans to advance the agricultural sector, with a contribution of about 50 billion US dollars last year, to raise it to 150 billion US dollars in the next few years.

For this reason, the Turkish government offers many incentives, amenities, and financial aid to both Turkish and foreign investors, while government banks offer many easy loan options to investors in the agricultural sector. Technical support for this task in particular in 1863 (the period of rule of the Ottoman Empire) provided by the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture through training programs and provision of experts and specialists in all fields of agriculture.

At the end of last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that as a result of a 12-fold increase in support to farmers, agricultural production reached the highest level in the history of the Republic of Turkey and amounted to 124 million tons. He pointed out that successive governments of justice and development built 600 in 18 years. Dam 423 ponds and 1,457 irrigation facilities to support the agricultural sector in the country.

After the Turkish government’s efforts to overcome obstacles for investors in the agricultural sector in the past 17 years, the total volume of international direct investments coming into Turkey in the sectors of agriculture, food and beverage, fisheries, forestry products and fishing has reached about 10 billion US dollars.

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