Economic development of fruit and fruit juice sector in Turkey
Turkey has suitable ecological conditions for fruit growing in most of regions and it is one of the biggest producers in terms of some fruit species such as hazelnut, pistachio, walnut, apple, pear, quince, apricot, sweet and sour cherries etc. In Turkey, fruit growing sector has tended to develop in recent years in respect of not only in production quantity but also in export values. Fruit growing in Turkey has been realized for very old years. Many factors involved in fruit growing positively affected fruit sector in Turkey. These were consumer consciousness on health benefits of fruit, application of advanced fruit growing techniques and, supports and encouragements by the government. Fruit sector is attractive for foreign capital investment and for this reason, foreign companies are willing to agricultural investment, especially in fruit growing area. Low-interest credit applications for greenhouse cultivation, use of certified nursery plant, production of certified plant production, organic agriculture, good agricultural practices etc. are available today. Changes in fruit consumption demands over time encouraged fruit processing sector. Fruit juice plants cause to increase fruit demand in this sector. Contract farming applications between fruit juice plants and producers have increased grower's tendency to grow fruit species and/or cultivars whose markets are ready.
Gunes, E. and Gunes, N.T. (2020). Economic development of fruit and fruit juice sector in Turkey. Acta Hortic. 1292, 13-22
fruit, economy, juice industry, growing, production, marketing