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Dried apricots: no break for growers

July 12, 2022 at 11:28 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Although Turkey has declared a national holiday this week, most growers and their families are busy harvesting apricots in Malatya. Problem is that farm labourers are missing and that farmgate prices are on the rise.

Base price to climb to TRY 100/kg or higher

As the livelihoods of many families depend on apricots harvesting is continuing in Malatya despite the holiday, which has halted trading. The weather has improved in recent days as temperatures are on the rise and the quality of the apricots appears to be good. Harvesting is, however, harder this year as growers are having difficulties finding seasonal workers. As production costs range higher this year due to the surge in prices for fuel and fertilisers the base price for dried apricots may very well hit TRY 100/kg at lea

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