Dried figs: cold spell anticipated
Mundus Agri. Exports range higher than last year. As the weather is expected to turn, conditions should improve for this year's dried fig production.
The firm market for now
Farmers in Aydin hope that the next few weeks will make a difference. While unusually warm weather coupled with a lack of rain has sparked a high degree of uncertainty with daytime temperatures ranging as high as 15C (59F), a cold spell is now supposed to start soon, which should improve prospects. Aydin's Directorate of Provincial Agriculture and Forestry recently stated that figs are cultivated on an area of 37,000 ha. With annual production ranging at 65,000-70,000 mt Aydin accounts 85% of Turkey's dried fig production and for 60% of global dried fig production.