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Reis: “Let’s double production of dry legumes and exports up to $ 1.5 bn”

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.

Reis Gðda-1Turkey 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.”

Reis Basðn Toplantðsð (1) Reis Gðda-2 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
YEAR 2015     6.902.896
Production (Ton) YEAR 1990     2.012.876 DECREASE % -46
YEAR 2015     1.079.048
RED LENTIL
Planted area  (Decare) YEAR 1990     6.300.000 DECREASE % -67
YEAR 2015     2.074.690
Production (Ton) YEAR 1990        630.000 DECREASE % -46
YEAR 2015        340.000
Productivity (Kg / Decare) YEAR 1990                 100 INCREASE % 64
YEAR 2015                 164
GREEN LENTIL
Planted area  (Decare) 1990 YEAR     2.760.000 DECREASE % -94
2015 YEAR     163.881
Production (Ton) 1990 YEAR     216.000 DECREASE % -91
2015 YEAR                   20.000
Productivity (Kg / Decare) 1990 YEAR                   78 INCREASE % 56
2015 YEAR                 122
CHICKPEA
Planted area  (Decare) 1990 YEAR  8.900.000 DECREASE % -60
2015 YEAR  3.593.042
Production (Ton) 1990 YEAR      860.000 DECREASE % -47
2015 YEAR      460.000
Productivity (Kg / Decare) 1990 YEAR                 97 INCREASE % 32
2015 YEAR              128
DRY BEAN
Planted area  (Decare) 1990 YEAR  1.710.000 INCREASE % -45
2015 YEAR      935.840
Production (Ton) 1990 YEAR      210.000 INCREASE % 12
2015 YEAR      235.000
Productivity (Kg / Decare) 1990 YEAR              123 INCREASE % 104
2015 YEAR              251
PADDY
Planted area  (Decare) 1990 YEAR      530.000 INCREASE % 118
2015 YEAR  1.158.561
Production (Ton) 1990 YEAR      230.000 INCREASE % 300
2015 YEAR      920.000
Productivity (Kg / Decare) 1990 YEAR              434 INCREASE % 83
2015 YEAR              794
WHEAT
Planted area  (Decare) YEAR 1991     96.300.000 DECREASE % -18,31
YEAR 2015     78.668.874
Production (Ton) YEAR 1991     20.400.000 INCREASE % 10,78
YEAR 2015     22.600.000
Productivity (Kg / Decare) YEAR 1991                   213 INCREASE % 34,74
YEAR 2015                   287
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
Rice 2014/’15 9,3
Chickpea 2014/’15 5,2
Red Lentil 2014/’15 5,1
Dry Bean 2014/’15 3,0
Green Lentil 2014/’15 0,6

SOURCE: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock

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