The construction of a medicinal and aromatic plant production facility in Corum, a city located in northern Turkey, is completed. The facility is financed by the Central Black Sea Region Development Agency and local municipality.
The facility is set up in the Dodurga town of Corum, and the goal is to support agricultural research and development in the region to fulfill the agricultural potential in the area. With this facility, the municipality is aiming to stop migration from the area by creating more job opportunities for local residents whilst also lowering Turkey’s medicinal and aromatic plant imports by producing 10 million seedlings annually.
The facility cost around 600,000 USD to establish in an area of 0.3 hectares of greenhouse and 12 hectares of open field production.
City Agricultural Office official Orhan Sari: “The project is extremely crucial for the city and the region. Our ministry has different funding and support programs and we have built this facility through these programs. Our country has been importing a lot of medicinal and aromatic plants and we are planning to bring this to an end with this facility. We will first focus on seedling production and sell it to all growers all over Turkey. “