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Turkey wants Serbian raspberries, blueberries, strawberries

Christian Fernsby |
Officials of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management and the Turkish development agency TIKA on Monday discussed exports of Serbian raspberries, blueberries and strawberries to Turkey.

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Topics: TURKEY    SERBIA   

Industrial strawberry production, a topic addressed by Serbian and Turkish Agriculture Ministers Branislav Nedimovic and Bakir Pakdemirli in Ankara at the end of December, was also discussed at the meeting, the Serbian Agriculture Ministry said on its website.

The State Secretary at the ministry, Senad Mahmutovic, and Plant Protection Directorate head Nebojsa Milosavljevic spoke with Tika Serbia Director Cagla Gultekin Tosbat about plans for future cooperation, focusing on potential joint projects in animal husbandry and fruit farming.

Mahmutovic said Serbian fruit exports were expected to see further growth and that the results in raspberry exports over the past three years had been good.

“According to the latest figures, exports of Serbia’s strategic fruit exceeded 215 mln euros in 2019. Considering the good prices caused by high global demand, the 2020 result is expected to be even better,” he said.

Serbia’s raspberry exports in 2019 totalled 2,530 t and were worth 7.2 mln euros.

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