Bayindir is a district of Izmir, known for its ornamental plant and flower production and all the institutions and growers are working together to ensure the growth of the industry in the district. In order to achieve this goal, Ege University has organized a discussion panel for the stakeholders in the industry.
The panel titled “The Ornamental Plant Production Potential and Its Future in Bayindir” was attended by many growers in addition to the academicians and officials from government institutions and local municipalities.
Speaking at the panel, Bayindir Mayor Ugur Demirezen: “When I look at the past, I see that this industry has grown enormously in the last 2 decades. It became a significant means of earning income for our residents. However, we still have a long road ahead of us for improvement. The Netherlands, which is the first country that pops in our minds when we talk about flowers and plants, was 40 years ago where we are right now. We do not need 40 years to catch up with them. With organized action and planned progress, we could become a competitor within the next 5 to 10 years. The establishment of the organized greenhouse production zone in our district is one of the first steps for our improvement. The growers in the zone will benefit from special incentive programs whereas the research facility in the zone will overcome our issues with production know-how. Bayindir is already known for its ornamental plant production in the region, it could soon become the center of ornamental plant production in the entire country. It could soon become a touristic attraction point such as Keukenhof.”