Turkey's peanut production area expands

Published Nov 8, 2021

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EKREM PAYAN/MUHAMMED ŞAMİL ALİAĞAOĞLU - In the district of Silopi, Şırnak, the production area of peanuts has increased from 400 decares to 75,000 decares in 7 years, and a yield of 30 thousand tons is expected this year. In most villages of Silopi, especially in Bostancı, Kavaközü, Yakacık and Örencik on the Syrian border, farmers have been planting peanuts for some time as an alternative product on their lands where they previously produced corn, cotton, wheat and barley.

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We think we will open new markets for our farmers." Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Selman Demirel told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the peanut production area, which started on 400 decares in 2014, increased to 8 thousand in 2018, 12 thousand in 2019, 60 thousand in 2020, and 75 thousand this year. Demirel said, "While 20 to 23 thousand tons of yield was obtained last year across the province, our target this year is around 30 thousand tons. Peanuts will provide 236 million liras of input to our province." said. Stating that they increased rural development support for farmers and encouraged business people in industrialization, Demirel said, "We have implemented the peanut screening and packaging facility within the scope of the Ministry's Rural Development Program." used the phrase. Demirel stated that the price variability experienced in the product was due to the supply and demand balance, and said, "As a precaution, we established the peanut union in Şırnak for ...
Source: Sondakika
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