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A Conference on "Problems Encountered in the Export of Agricultural Products and Suggested Solutions"

Professor Dr. İbrahim Baktır, The Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, Cyprus International University (CIU) moderated a conference on the "Problems Encountered in the Export of Agricultural Products and Suggested Solutions."

Prof. Dr. Rahmi Türk, who was a speaker, gave information about how to export important products and how to prepare the products and he said "around the world, countries produce too much agricultural products today, but they do not have the necessary facilities, so a lot of it does not reach the consumer." Prof. Dr. Türk said in order to prevent these, the Turkish government announced that this event was organized in order to raise awareness of the students about the sector as well as the employees. Prof. Dr. Rahmi Türk, who is one of the biggest cherry producers in the world, gave information about buying, selling and producing cherries by talking about how each country prefers the goods and what the taste choice of each country is.

Prof. Dr. İbrahim Baktır, The Dean of the Agricultural Sciences and Technology Faculty gave information about the importance of harvest time. Prof. Dr. Baktır noted that Cyprus could not take the advantage of earliness and he added that existing cooperatives are in competition. Prof. Dr. Baktır also stated that if these institutions move together, they will profit and they will consume their products instead of the goods they will import from foreign countries. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Baktır, the Dean said early produced goods may be exported to Europe without being presented to the market in Turkey and Cyprus. He also emphasized that cooperatives should work together and market research should be done carefully.

The conference, where the solution proposals were discussed, ended with the presentation of the certificate of appreciation to Prof. Dr. Rahmi by Prof. Dr. İbrahim Baktır.

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