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Press release…

Hüseyin Arslan, Chairman of the Board of the Mediterranean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association (AHBİB), announced that they achieved an export of 136.9 million dollars in September with an increase of 48 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Stating that they evaluated 172 thousand 495 tonnes of products in the international market in September, Hüseyin Arslan said, “Red lentils became the leader of all products with a 125 percent surge in exports in September.”

‘We must develop our logistics and production infrastructure in line with our export targets’

Indicated that the strengthening of logistics infrastructure and production planning are very important for Turkey to reach its export target of 300 billion dollars in a 5-year period, AHBİB ChairmanHüseyin Arslan emphasized that new investments to be made in the fields of qualified workforce, ports, railways, heavy tonnage vehicles and containers will provide a strong acceleration in market diversity. He also noted that it will directly affect the future of the cereals, pulses and oilseeds industry.

Hüseyin Arslan

Arslan underlined that the effects of global climate change are starting to be felt more and more each year and accordingly the risk of meteorological and agricultural drought is escalating.

“The development of seeds with high drought tolerance and increasing the support given to farmers who produce using these seeds will have a positive impact on export performance in the medium and long term,” Arslan added.

“However there is a need for increased government support for exporting companies to modernize their packaging facilities with machines with high energy efficiency in food processing technologies,” Arslan concluded…


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