Fruit subsidies maintainedThis article was originally published in Foodnews
TURKISH state minister Zafer Caglayan has announced that his government is renewing the subsidies of USD125/tonne paid to citrus producers and USD50/tonne paid to producers of fresh grapes. David O'Byrne writes: previously citrus producers had been paid a subsidy of USD$75/ tonne. Payments to grape producers will begin on 1 June, he said. Caglayan stated that the renewal of the subsidies was aimed at helping lift Turkey's exports of fresh fruit and vegetables to USD10.0 billion per year by 2023 from the current USD2.2 billion/year.