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Sultanas: raisins are less lucrative for farmers

August 31, 2021 at 11:50 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Growers are holding back raw materials in the hope of making good profits on their sultanas after the TMO prices are announced. The quality of the new crop is convincing, but fewer raisins and organic sultanas are to be expected.

Waiting for the base prices

The Turkish province of Manisa grows 88% of the country's sultana and raisin production, and 16% of the table grapes harvested annually come from here. An estimated 100,000 families in Manisa earn their living by growing grapes. However, it is precisely those small farmers who have been forced to sell at least part of this year's production at the level of the old crop. Accordingly, there is great resentment that the TMO has still not made a purchase bid. According to market players, this could still be the case this week. So far, on

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