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Turkey Can Be a World Leader in Olive Oil Production

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Turkey caught in a huge momentum rapidly increasing use of olive oil production in the world in recent years.

The United Nations (UN) report by the International Olive Council operating within Turkey, during the period 2016 to 2017 was the only country showing an increase in oil production.

Turkey should climatic conditions, geographical location and both have very favorable to agricultural land with olive farming land structure. International Olive Council for Promotion Unit Chief Ender day, the olive oil production in the world longstanding Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Turkey can no longer sort of change, says Turkey could be up to second place in the coming years.

Only 5 percent of the oil produced in the world is olive oil. However, the consumption of olive oil has increased approximately 2 times in the last 20 years. This has brought this plant species, which will be produced more in the future, to an economically important point.

Turkey caught in a huge momentum rapidly increasing use of olive oil production in the world in recent years.

The United Nations (UN) report by the International Olive Council operating within Turkey, during the period 2016 to 2017 was the only country showing an increase in oil production.

Turkey should climatic conditions, geographical location and both have very favorable to agricultural land with olive farming land structure. International Olive Council for Promotion Unit Chief Ender day, the olive oil production in the world longstanding Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Turkey can no longer sort of change, says Turkey could be up to second place in the coming years.

Only 5 percent of the oil produced in the world is olive oil. However, the consumption of olive oil has increased approximately 2 times in the last 20 years. This has brought this plant species, which will be produced more in the future, to an economically important point.

Countries with a coast to the Mediterranean all over the world have the most suitable soil for olive production due to their climate. It is a remarkable detail that 86% of the world olive production, which is approximately 13 million tons, is concentrated in 6 typical Mediterranean countries. Respectively 26% of production in Spain, 23% in Italy, 15% in Greece, Turkey 9%, 8% and 5% is provided by Tunisia to Morocco. With an area of 9.8 million hectares, 95% of the world’s olive production area has been collected in the countries around the Mediterranean. The rest is done in Latin American countries with Mediterranean Climate, Australia and China and other countries.

Turkey olive trees, the presence of 90 million to 177 million of issuing, since 2020, 650 thousand tons of olive oil production to the world second, 1 million 200 thousand tons and aims to lead the world with table olive production, but a country that is seriously lacking in branding and marketing.

Around 9 million hectares of the world, olives are produced from 900 million olive trees. There are about 172 million olive trees in Turkey. In this context, Aegean and Marmara regions take the lead. 7 percent of these trees are in Balıkesir. There are around 1 million 800 olive trees in Ayvalık.

Turkey caught in a huge momentum rapidly increasing use of olive oil production in the world in recent years.

The United Nations (UN) report by the International Olive Council operating within Turkey, during the period 2016 to 2017 was the only country showing an increase in oil production.

Turkey should climatic conditions, geographical location and both have very favorable to agricultural land with olive farming land structure. International Olive Council for Promotion Unit Chief Ender day, the olive oil production in the world longstanding Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Turkey can no longer sort of change, says Turkey could be up to second place in the coming years.

Only 5 percent of the oil produced in the world is olive oil. However, the consumption of olive oil has increased approximately 2 times in the last 20 years. This has brought this plant species, which will be produced more in the future, to an economically important point.

Countries with a coast to the Mediterranean all over the world have the most suitable soil for olive production due to their climate. It is a remarkable detail that 86% of the world olive production, which is approximately 13 million tons, is concentrated in 6 typical Mediterranean countries. Respectively 26% of production in Spain, 23% in Italy, 15% in Greece, Turkey 9%, 8% and 5% is provided by Tunisia to Morocco. With an area of 9.8 million hectares, 95% of the world’s olive production area has been collected in the countries around the Mediterranean. The rest is done in Latin American countries with Mediterranean Climate, Australia and China and other countries.

Turkey olive trees, the presence of 90 million to 177 million of issuing, since 2020, 650 thousand tons of olive oil production to the world second, 1 million 200 thousand tons and aims to lead the world with table olive production, but a country that is seriously lacking in branding and marketing.

Around 9 million hectares of the world, olives are produced from 900 million olive trees. There are about 172 million olive trees in Turkey. In this context, Aegean and Marmara regions take the lead. 7 percent of these trees are in Balıkesir. There are around 1 million 800 olive trees in Ayvalık.

Greece is far ahead in olive oil consumption

If we examine the olive oil consumption rates on a country basis; Greece is still the leader, despite the huge declines. Annual olive oil consumption per capita is 12.8 kilos. Per capita consumption, which is 11.3 kilograms in Spain, is 10.5 kilograms in Italy, 7.2 kilograms in Portugal, 5.5 kilograms in Cyprus, 3.2 kilograms in Luxembourg, 3 kilograms in Malta, and this ratio is 1.7 in France.

Although a significant increase in oil consumption in Turkey in recent years, per capita consumption remains limited to 1.4 kilos. Considering that per capita consumption in Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia is over 3 kilos, this rate is quite low. In the USA, which is not a member of the International Olive Council, consumption per capita is 0.9 kg but has been increasing rapidly in recent years.

Turkey should pay attention to branding and marketing

Oil market traders say that seaside olives is better in taste and flavors produced and in this respect Turkey is very lucky and potential noting that high, “We are producing very high quality olives and olive oil in Turkey, but we are lagging in branding and marketing. manufacturer sold before finding the product value drawn from this work. We need to market our brand in edited international fairs. Spain, Italy, and made the brand patent applications in countries such as Greece that of the Turkish position dozens of times more. We are a tourism country of. We need to give importance to brand “is doing he says, and emphasizes the importance of branding.

Rare daytime longstanding world olive oil production in Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Turkey can no longer sort of change, says Turkey could be up to second place in the coming years.

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High Demand for Registered Kilis Olive Oil

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Kilis olive oil, one of Turkey’s registered flavors as a geographical indication, delighted its producers with its quality. In Kilis, where olive production is carried out on an area of approximately 300 thousand decares, 7 thousand tons of olive oil production is expected despite the low yield. Geographically marked Kilis olive oil, which received a superior quality award in competitions held around the world, attracts attention with its distinctive, intense and spicy aroma.

Farmers, who collect olives from trees, fill them in crates and extract their oil in factories, experience the happiness of purchasing quality products this season.

Kilis Chamber of Agricultural Engineers President Güven Özdemir told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they are approaching the end of the olive harvest. Stating that the olive yield was low this year, Özdemir said that despite the drought, the high quality of olive oil and the sale of the oil at the value it deserves satisfied the farmers. Expressing that the olive production area in the city has increased from 280 thousand decares to 300 thousand decares, Özdemir said, “Our farmers earn money from olives. We have producers who produce one kilogram from 3 kilograms of olives, and even one kilogram from 2 kilograms. This year, which we call a “no year”, olive oil yield closed the gap of low harvest.

Requested from abroad

Özdemir said, “The fact that the polyphenol ratio is very high and the acid ratio is low increased both the quality and the demand for the oil. Olive oil is demanded from our province from countries such as Germany and Qatar. Kilis olive oil received gold and bronze medals in many international olive oil competitions. Upon this, the registration of Kilis olive oil increased the demand. ” he said.

Kilis Organic Olive Producers Association President Hüseyin Polat said that they will produce approximately 7 thousand tons of olive oil this year, despite the “no year”. Stating that with the establishment of the Organic Olive Producers Union, olive and olive oil reached the value they deserve, Polat stated that Kilis olives and oil were promoted in Istanbul a while ago with the support of the Silk Road Development Agency. Emphasizing that the domestic and international demand for olive oil has increased, Polat said: “We have received orders for export. We are making preparations for export in January and February. We are planning to export 300 tons of olive oil as a union. We sent it to Qatar, Canada and America. We have talks with Iran. “They have to come and taste the Kilis olive oil. Our farmers produce a beautiful olive. Hand-picked olives are brought daily and cold pressed.”

Farmer Bekir Şentürk also said that he produces olives on 40 decares and they get one kilogram of oil from 3 kilograms of olives. Şentürk stated that they are satisfied with the olive oil yield, and that the demand is at a sufficient level.

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4 Million TL Investment For Olive Oil

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4 Million TL Investment For Olive Oil

The olive and olive oil brand Genius which is established by entrepreneurs Oğuz Bekir Çakır and Tarkan Karakaya, stands out with its high yield and high quality Spanish variety Arbequina olive production.

The company is preparing to invest 4 million TL for the pressing facility next to its gardens with 38 thousand “Arbequina” olive trees in Manisa.

Turkey, which is one of the world leading manufacturers of olives and olive oil, is increasing with each passing year the global claim. The olive and olive oil brand “Genius”, founded by two entrepreneurs who have been working on olives since 2008, Oğuz Bekir Çakır and Tarkan Karakaya, is an initiative that emerged as a result of this claim.

Genius Olive Oil’s founders and Tarkan Oguz Bekir Cakir King, the higher the yield and quality of the Arbequina olive varieties and produces the Spanish sees the world very interested in Turkey.

Oğuz Bekir Çakır and Tarkan Karakaya, who said that they produce 15 to 20 tons annually as a boutique producer in their gardens with 38 thousand “Arbequina” olive trees in Manisa and export to the USA, 30 to 40 tons in the next year, and emphasizes that they aim to produce 100 tons of production in a few years.

Expressing that they have made an investment plan of 4 million TL for the pressing facility that they will establish next to the garden in the coming period, Karakaya says: “The olives collected by a special harvester will reach the facility in 5 to 10 minutes and can be turned into oil immediately. We will achieve a sustainable quality under the conditions we have determined.”

4 Million TL Investment For Olive Oil

Our goal is sector leadership

Referring to the importance of the Spanish variety Arbequina olives, Oğuz Bekir Çakır said, “When we look at the trend in the world, it is seen that all serious investments are concentrated in Arbequina and similar varieties.
In Turkey, despite making a few entrepreneurs often by planting garden plant, was forced to return to conventional methods due to the lack of harvesters, “he says.

Noting that the number of new Arbequina garden facilities is very low for this reason, Çakır says, “If we want to increase our share in the world as a country, we must provide serious subsidies to Arbequina. Our share in boutique olive cultivation is not bad. We aim to lead the sector in a few years with the investments we make.”

RECEIVED “GOLD MEDAL” IN THE USA

Oğuz Bekir Çakır and Tarkan Karakaya, the founders of Genius Olive Oil, won the gold medal at the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), where more than 800 olive oil samples from 26 countries competed in 2020.

The brand is preparing to add Deli Oil, which is blended from “Arbequina” and “Memecik” olives, to its product category, as well as the upcoming Premium Special Harvest Cold Pressed Olive Oil.

TURKEY RANKS IN THIRD IN OLIVE PRODUCTION

Olive fruit can be processed as table olives for oil and, therefore, the climatic conditions in the world Mediterranean coast more than Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, cultivated in countries such as Tunisia.

The United Nations (UN), according to the International Olive Council data, Spain olive production of 613 thousand tons in the first place, while it 450 thousand tons of corn, 420 thousand tons with Turkey, 342.5 thousand tons in Algeria and is watching Greece with 190 thousand tons.

In olive oil production, according to 2019 data, Spain is the first with 1.5 million tons, taking half of the world production. Turkey is continuing to increase its production from 178 million trees each year, watching with 225 thousand tons.

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We Are The 4th in The World And Now There Is a Turk in The Top 10

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We Are The 4th in The World And Now There Is a Turk in The Top 10

Another gratifying event of nightmare year was that our olive oil producers blew like a storm in the competitions they participated in the international arena.

Turkey attended to 15 contests, won 361 awards and got 17329.39 points, so that it climbed to 4th best olive oils in the world.

Considering that we were 8th in the previous year, I think it is very important in terms of showing the distance we have covered in the process under the shadow of the epidemic. As the country took the 4th place on the list, another thing happened. For the first time, a Turkish brand succeeded in entering the top 10. Nova Vera came in 6th with 56 medals and 2569 points won in 12 competitions. In the top 100, Hermus 17th (7 competitions, 29 awards), Öz-Em 47th (9 competitions, 18 awards), Oleamea 48th (7 competitions, 15 awards), Granpa 50th (6 competitions, 12 awards), Palamidas 67th (5 competitions, 10 awards) and Mavras ranked 84th (5 competitions, 9 awards).

Sure, the list is not limited to these;
Hilmi Yıldırım, Sydma, Büyükkarcı, Bozelli, Cumbalı, Purio, Olidya, Anafortis, Nermin Hanım, Edremit Chamber of Commerce, Gizem and Taiga were other brands that made us smile. I congratulate them all and say “Good thing that you exist”.

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