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Turkey: Grower in Bingol now wants to farm bananas

Grower Muhittin Polat was able to manage kiwis in his production area in Bingol, a city located in southeastern Turkey. Now he's set his sights on banana production and is looking for government support to set up greenhouses to start banana production for the first time in Bingol.

The grower is planning to set up a greenhouse in an area of 30 hectares to grow bananas and looking to utilize different government incentive programs to cover some of the investment costs.

City officials have noted that the humidity of the city went up with the recently constructed dams in the area which created a subtropical climate in the region, thus it is becoming interesting to grow tropical fruits in the area. The city officials are exploring the scaling up kiwi production in addition to looking into the viability of the production of other tropical fruits.

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