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ALI FUAT GURLE: AEGEAN REGION HAS A 55 PERCENT SHARE IN THE EXPORT OF NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS

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Pointing out that last year they hosted the General Assembly of the European Spice Association (ESA), one of the largest organizations in the spice industry worldwide, Gürle said, “We have signed a very important organization with the participation of senior executives from 40 different countries with a very successful event. Our exporters had the chance to connect with the most important companies of the sector. We expect to see its reflection on our exports in the coming period.”

Ali Fuat Gürle

Emphasizing that they have developed projects in the working group in order to produce according to the demands of the importers in the non-wood forest products sector, Gürle continued his speech as follows; “The biggest problem we face in our industry is the problem of adulteration. We carry out various studies under the coordination of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for a sustainable production with the aim of producing these crops with the right methods and increasing the production areas of our products such as laurel, sage, oregano and rosemary. By carrying out the necessary work to solve the problems faced by our members, we take initiatives to the relevant authorities, defend the rights of our members and try to solve their problems. At the same time, we are working together with our farmers to sell our product at its value. In the coming period, we plan to implement international projects for our non-wood forest products sector in order to strengthen the perception of Turkish goods in the international arena.”

“Kınık TDIOSB will strengthen the medicinal aromatic herbal sector”

Informing that Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters’ Association is among the partners of Kınık Agriculture-Based Specialized Plant Production Organized Industrial Zone, Gürle explained, “By ensuring the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants and the related industrial development, İzmir will become a pioneer in this regard. Another goal of ours is to reduce foreign dependency in the seed and seedling sector, which is one of the major import items of our country, together with the production in the project area.”

“In this way, studies will be carried out to boost domestic seed and seedling production, breeding and R&D studies for obtaining high quality species and for ancestral seeds to find their deserved place again,” he added…

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