Mehmet Ali Işık, Chairperson of Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association, said that
exports of the organic sector will reach 1 billion dollars
Mehmet Ali Işık said, “We held fairs and workshops in our target markets. ‘Lean Production Techniques’ training was one of our most important sustainability-related activities in the Turkish Dried Fruits UR-GE (Product Development) Project, which started in 2019 with the coordination of the Ministry of Trade.”
Pointing out that they have received ‘Lean Production Techniques’ training to improve production processes with 18 companies and they have implemented this, Işık explained, “We have also enhanced the added value of our products. Furthermore we have increased our average export prices for grapes to 2 thousand dollars. Agriculture and food are in a strategic position in the world. With the Green Agreement, countries have set the targets for 2030-2050. We established our Sustainability Department at Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB). As EIB, we ensure the development of our sector with our sustainability projects.”
Işık also stated that organic production, which started with the dried fruit sector 30 years ago in Turkiye, has reached the position of producing in many different sectors and that they have reached an annual export volume of 500 million dollars.
“We would like to announce that we aim to increase the export of the organic sector to 1 billion dollars at the end of our 4-year term of office,” Işık added…