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"Eight companies will be present at Macfrut":

Turkmenistan companies seek commercial partners

In Central Asia, there is a nation that is experiencing significant growth in the fruit and vegetable sector: Turkmenistan. Initially focused on the domestic market, its produce is now also being exported. Some companies are making inroads into Europe and will be present at the next edition of Macfrut (Rimini, May 8-10, 2024).

"Turkmenistan produces a wide range of fruits and vegetables but is especially known for its tomatoes, grapes, melons, and watermelons," reads a text from the organization. "Over the last 15 years, Turkmenistan has started to produce greenhouse tomatoes and has recently become one of the main exporters of fresh tomatoes in the Central Asian region."

"Eight companies, among the largest and most export-oriented, will be at the Macfrut fair under the 'made in Turkmenistan' banner. This national stand is sponsored by USAID's Trade Central Asia activity as a way to promote exports from Turkmenistan."

Regarding the logistical situation, "For regional supplies (within Central Asia and Russia), there are no major issues. However, the logistic costs and delivery times of perishable products to the European Union markets are considered the main challenges to overcome."

"Moreover, not many producers have the recognized GlobalGAP and Organic certifications. Yigit is a leading tomato producer (GlobalGAP certified from Turkmenistan) that has achieved certification with the support of USAID and will be presenting its products at Macfrut 2024."

Finally, explains what kind of business the companies would like to conclude at Macfrut: "The participating companies are interested in finding and establishing long-term commercial relationships with global buyers and suppliers of production inputs such as seeds, raw materials, fertilizers, equipment, technologies."

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