Mehmet Kendirlioğlu, Chairperson of Aydın Chamber of Agriculture said that Aydın is the capital of agriculture with the products grown in the province.
Underlining that Aydın, which stands out in agricultural production, provides great income to the country’s economy, Kendirlioğlu said, “Cotton is one of our most important export products that constitute the raw material of 50 kinds of industry. 246 thousand 382 tonnes of cotton are produced from 464 thousand decares of land in our province.”
“The second source of income is olives. There are 21 million fruitful olive trees in Aydın. 200-300 thousand tonnes of olives are produced every year in our province. What is more, the best quality figs are grown in Aydın as well, which ranks first in the world. Dried fig production with a share of 55 percent across the world is made in this region too. That means, 190 thousand tonnes of figs are produced on an area of 373 thousand decares. 20 percent of the production is fresh figs of the yellow lobe type,” Kendirlioğlu added.
“Chestnut production in Aydın, which ranks first in the country, is between 18-20 thousand tonnes per year. Approximately 1,500 tonnes of chestnuts produced in our province are also exported. In addition to these products, Aydın has a say in the production of grapes, citrus fruits, apples, pears, apricots, cherries, strawberries, peaches, pistachios and paradise apples. Lastly 68 percent of vegetables such as tomato, watermelon, pepper, eggplant, cucumber and melon are cultivated also across the region,” Kendirlioğlu concluded…