Adana Farmers’ Union Chairperson Mutlu Doğru stated that it is not possible to understand the logic of the proposal to limit the export of food products in order to prevent the increase in food prices and said, “As we always say, the only way to reduce prices is to decrease the input costs of our farmers.”
In his statement on the subject, Doğru emphasized that Turkish farmers, who make all kinds of sacrifices to continue production and not to risk the country’s food security, should not be crushed under rising costs in an environment where agricultural input costs are increasing.
Doğru explained, “Our long-suffering farmer, who is determined not to leave a single span of uncultivated land by relying on the words of our goverment, reacted to the suggestion of a journalist in the national press to ban the export of food products in order to prevent the hike in food prices.”
Pointing out that increasing production, employment and investment is the country’s macro-economic goal,” Adana Farmers’ Union Chair Mutlu Doğru added;
“The prohibition of the export of fresh fruits, vegetables and agricultural crops harms our country not only economically but also socially and causes a decrease in unskilled agricultural employment. We want it to be known that making such a proposal will not bring any benefit to the country’s economy.”
“When input costs are reduced, it will not be difficult for Turkey to rear up in exports as it is a self-sufficient country,” Doğru concluded…