Srikanth Bollapally, President of the Indian Florists' Council (GFCI), and council members visited Antalya Commodity Exchange. During the meeting, cooperation possibilities of the Turkish-Indian ornamental plants and cut flower industry were discussed.

Srikanth Bollapally, Chairman of the Indian Florists' Council, stated that they produce flowers in an area of 10,000 hectares and that flower production can increase in the country with a rapidly increasing population. Expressing his problems with artificial flowers, Bollapally gave information about the campaign they started against artificial flowers. Noting that they made the visit to share their experiences in the production and trade of Turkish flowers, Bollapally noted that they would evaluate cooperation opportunities in this regard. Bollapally thanked ATB President Ali Candir for receiving the delegation.

Antalya Commodity Exchange Chairman Ali Candir said that Antalya has a serious experience in cut flowers and ornamental plants and that they are ready to share their experiences. Explaining that there is no problem in the supply of flowers in Antalya, where production is carried out uninterruptedly for 12 months, Candir emphasized that uninterrupted production is important for export. Noting that Antalya, which has 40% of Türkiye's greenhouse cut flower production area, produces 45 % of the country's cut flowers, Mr. Candir said, "Even this figure shows how advanced we are in the cut flower sector." Candir noted that Türkiye's ornamental plants and cut flower exports are 147 million dollars, and about half of this, 70 million dollars, is exported from Antalya. Candir thanked Srikanth Bollapally, Chairman of the Indian Florists' Council, and the Council members for their visit and is looking forward to the possibilities for cooperation.

Source: Antalya Son Haber