For the first time, a cooperative from Turkey was registered as a supplier to Royal FloraHolland. Bademler Agricultural Cooperative in Urla successfully completed the registration to Royal FloraHolland. With the registration of the Bademler Cooperative, the growers in Urla, Odemis, Tire, and Seferihisar will increase their export potential.
The seeds of five different flowers, which were planned to be exported to the Netherlands, were ceremonially planted. The flowers to be produced will be presented to Royal FloraHolland 2-3 months later. If the pilot project is successful, it will spread to the entire Aegean region.
Bademler Village Cooperative President Murat Kulac stated that they had a very good opportunity and said: "Our cooperative will make good use of this opportunity, the flowers we will produce in the natural environment will be appreciated by the Dutch, and we will increase our production and export capacity in our very large land in the future."
Zeki Baran, the Netherlands President of the World City Izmir Association, stated that they have been working on the project for months and explained that the Dutch Embassy in Ankara and the Dutch Flower Exchange officials place great importance on this project.
DIDER President Dr. Ahmet Guler stated that Seferihisar has good soil for flower production: “Our country imports plants and flowers worth 370 million Euros per year. Turkey's entire flower export is around 70 million Euros. In other words, Turkey, an agricultural country, also imports flowers. Urla, Bergama, Odemis, Tire, Seferihisar are a region with the best soil and climate in the world for flower and agricultural production."
Source: Yeni Haber