Turkey: Izmir Bayindir looking to set up production zone for flower and plant growers

Izmir municipality is looking to establish an organized production zone for flower and plant growers in the Bayindir district (Turkey).

The construction of the zone will be started this year, and the zone will contain modern greenhouses, laboratories, seed and seedling facilities, research and development facilities and consultancy service providers. The goal with this zone is to increase the competitiveness of growers with their counterparts from other countries.

Currently the municipality has set as its target to gain a position in global markets through exports, thus it is taking this step to tackle the biggest issue in Turkey’s horticultural production: the lack of modern production know-how and facilities.

An organized production zone will be set up on 56.5 hectares, and the municipality is about to complete the preliminary works. The municipality of Bayindir has been a big supporter of the local growers by making them grow with purchase guarantees for particular products, and has so far purchased plants worth 10 million USD from local growers to use in Bayindir green areas and parks. With this organized zone, the growers will increase their assortment, lower their costs and increase their quality, thus making flower and plant growing a much more profitable business.

Source: Milliyet

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