Turkey: Greenhouse fruit and vegetable harvest has started in Aksaray

80% of the population in the Turkish city of Aksaray earn their living through agricultural production and cattle breeding and the harvest has just started in all greenhouses across the city.

The greenhouses in Gucunkaya area had been built with significant support for state funding programs which covered almost 70% of the costs for setting up the greenhouses. Aksaray Chamber of Agriculture Chairman Emir Kocak pointed out that greenhouse production has been developing consistently in the city whereas City Agricultural Head Official Bulent Saklav noted that the growers are contributing significantly to the national economy and agricultural production is the lifeblood of the city of Aksaray. Most of the greenhouses in the city grow tomato and cucumbers which were later sold and sent to major markets such as Ankara and Istanbul.

Source: Yeni Akit

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