Turkish firms fill gap for Russian, European greenhouse sector

Turkish firms fill gap for Russian, European greenhouse sector

The Russia-Ukraine war has fueled the energy crisis affecting Europe and pushed actors in both the Russian and European agricultural sectors to turn their attention to Turkish greenhouse producers to maintain supply chains, a sector representative said Friday.

Halil Kozan, chairperson of the Board of the Greenhouse Construction Hardware and Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SERKONDER), stated that Türkiye's geopolitical position provides an advantage for the sector.

Kozan said: "This crisis will encourage countries to invest in modern greenhouse cultivation to solve on-site production and supply chain problems," adding that greenhouse cultivation is carried out on an area of ??500,000 hectares around the world and Türkiye has the capacity and ability to respond quickly to the greenhouse projects that Russia and others will need.

"Our country ranks fifth in greenhouse cultivation in the world and second in Europe. Russia wants to increase greenhouse investments. The Russians have started to demand their products and services from various European countries such as the Netherlands and Spain, and from Turkish companies that produce with advanced technology and offer satisfactory solutions in terms of software automation."

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Source: Daily Sabah

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