Crop drying programme in Turkey

Oztekin S., Bascetincelik A., Soysal Y.

RENEWABLE ENERGY, vol.16, pp.789-794, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0960-1481(98)00282-1
  • Title of Journal : RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.789-794


The present status of agricultural crop drying practices in Turkey is investigated in this study. The emphasis of drying on market value, annual production and export values of some commercially important crops is given in a broad perspective. In the recent years, developing international market conditions in Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia has been encouraging to Turkey's fresh and dry agricultural crop export due to the rapidly increasing internal and external market demands. Grapes, apricots, black tea, figs, red pepper, and medicinal and aromatic plants are the major exported agricultural crops, contributing annually 35 to 40 (sic) of USD$ to Turkey's economics. From the view point of dried crop quality, drying of special crops are still an important topic for the agricultural sector.