The workshop which took place at the Rize Tea Research and Application Center Project organized by Rize Commodity Exchange and Rize Chamber of Commerce and Industry cooperated with Babillon Hotel at 09.30.
İştaya Rize Commodity Exchange Board of Directors Chairman Mehmet ERDOĞAN, Board Member Muhammet KARAOĞLU, General Secretary İsmail KOCAMAN, Rize Chamber of Commerce and Industry Assembly President Ömer Faruk OFLUOĞLU, Rize Tea Research and Application Center Project Team Leader Prof.Dr. Dr. Stephen NEWTON, International Tea Expert Bryan BAPTIST participated.
Mehmet ERDOĞAN, who made the opening speech at the workshop; With the project financed by the European Union and Turkey, we are in the process of establishing the Rize Tea Research and Application Center, we have put forth a study worth 10 million Euros for the development of the tea sector and we will test the diversification of tea products in the center. We will open the packaging facility, the tea laboratory and the planting area within the scope of the application and we will carry out the quality control of tea and tea products in a healthier way.
"The tea sector has been struggling for some 34 years in Turkey to pass through certain strains and struggle with problems until they reach the market and reach to the market." "The tea sector has been struggling with certain problems in Turkey for 34 years, starting from the field and reaching to the consumer," he stressed, emphasizing that increasing the work to increase the efficiency of the Turkish tea in the world market, we do. In Turkey, tea consumption is approaching 100 years. We are above the consumption averages of the world countries. We consume 4 kilograms of tea per person per year in Turkey. The most consumed drink after water. It needs to be valued and addressed by addressing the problems, '' he said.
"A big project of 10m euros, which we started in 2009, will open up the front of the Turkish tea industry and will carry out in-depth research into the preoccupations ahead," he said.
Absolutely Organic Conversion Needed
Project Coordinator Dr. Stephan Newton pointed out that this project will be of great benefit for the development of Turkish tea and for the opening of the Turkish market. "We have 10 months to carry out the trial production, and during this time we will carry out the R & D studies and we will give different directions to reach our goals. we want to get the money for this project. said.
Newton, evaluating the Turkish tea, said: "There is a lot of garbage in the tea, workers come from Georgia, most of the people live in Istanbul, and if you are a farmer you should be at the beginning of this farm. We can always learn new things. The most important tea in the world is the organic tea, everything organic is worth too much.It is absolutely necessary to go to organic farming.Organic agriculture will experience 100% income while living 5% in product loss. participated in the evaluation.
International Tea Expert Bryan BAPTIST; gave a presentation about the development of the world-wide tea from past years. He stated that continuous innovations must be made to improve the erroneous processes from the tea collection to the marketing.