Upon the advice of Turkey, FAO, UN food and agriculture organization, declared the year 2016 as the year of international pulse year in the world. According to FAO reports, Turkey is the fourth biggest producer of beans in the world.
Turkey has all needed for legumes production including fertile lands, national seeds and knowledge for farming. The yields for per acre have been increased by % 34 in wheat, % 83 in rise, % 104 in dried bean, % 32 in chickpea, % 64 in red lentils, and % 56 in green lentils despite the arid area for this product has been decreased. The area used for dry legumes production has been squeezed by % 66 during the last 25 years.
A press conference organized by Reis Food company was held on 28 September 2016 in Gastronometro section of Metro Grossmarket, in Istanbul. Chairman of Reis company, Mehmet Reis, dietician Duygu Cebeci and Elcin Deryal an expert from Nielsen Turkey company delivered speeches on the occasion.
Mehmet Reis emphasized: “We have to enlarge the land allotted for pulse need for farming to produce more than 2 million tons of pulses this year. Presently, production volume runs about 1 million tons. We can increase the volume of exports up to 1.5 billion dollars level. There is a growing demand for species produced in Turkey farmed from domestic seeds from all over the world. We also have to increase number of youths working in agriculture and we provide support and incentives for more production.”
He added, “Prices of lentils and rise have been fallen and the price of beans and chickpeas will be formed when the harvests have been completed. Dried beans are economic for fighting hunger in the world, it feeds well both consumers and the land. Beans are the most effective solution for global food crisis.
We have been fighting with obesity in this country for seven years by supporting activities of several non-governmental organizations in Turkey.
Beans are healthy and friendly foods.”
|DRY LEGUMES (TOTAL )|
|Planted Area (Decare)||YEAR 1990||20.259.990||DECREASE %||-66|
|Production (Ton)||YEAR 1990||2.012.876||DECREASE %||-46|
|Planted area (Decare)||YEAR 1990||6.300.000||DECREASE %||-67|
|Production (Ton)||YEAR 1990||630.000||DECREASE %||-46|
|Productivity (Kg / Decare)||YEAR 1990||100||INCREASE %||64|
|Planted area (Decare)||1990 YEAR||2.760.000||DECREASE %||-94|
|Production (Ton)||1990 YEAR||216.000||DECREASE %||-91|
|Productivity (Kg / Decare)||1990 YEAR||78||INCREASE %||56|
|Planted area (Decare)||1990 YEAR||8.900.000||DECREASE %||-60|
|Production (Ton)||1990 YEAR||860.000||DECREASE %||-47|
|Productivity (Kg / Decare)||1990 YEAR||97||INCREASE %||32|
|Planted area (Decare)||1990 YEAR||1.710.000||INCREASE %||-45|
|Production (Ton)||1990 YEAR||210.000||INCREASE %||12|
|Productivity (Kg / Decare)||1990 YEAR||123||INCREASE %||104|
|Planted area (Decare)||1990 YEAR||530.000||INCREASE %||118|
|Production (Ton)||1990 YEAR||230.000||INCREASE %||300|
|Productivity (Kg / Decare)||1990 YEAR||434||INCREASE %||83|
|Planted area (Decare)||YEAR 1991||96.300.000||DECREASE %||-18,31|
|Production (Ton)||YEAR 1991||20.400.000||INCREASE %||10,78|
|Productivity (Kg / Decare)||YEAR 1991||213||INCREASE %||34,74|
|INFO: 1st estimation of TUIK vegetable production has been foreseen a decrease and production of wheat production as 20.5 million tons representing 9.3% decrease.|
|Product||Market Year||Per capita consumption (Kg)|
|Dry Legumes (Total)||2014/’15||14,2|
SOURCE: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock