Under the project, a shared processing facility of 6,500 square meters is established to reflect the pistachio potential of Siirt on the economy, and pistachio producers in the region, both wholesalers and retailers, are expected to benefit from this facility directly or indirectly. Through this installation, it is aimed to improve processing capacity and technology, product variety, marketing opportunities by enhancing the quality and increasing the local amount of processed pistachios. The facility will be capable of processing both raw and dried pistachios.
There are storage units, social areas and a training area in addition to the production lines in the facility. Producers may get the pistachios back after processing, or they may prefer to put their processed pistachios directly on the market, with a single brand and unique label.
Through a series of marketing plans and activities Siirt's pistachio brand highlighting the unique features of its variety is established. All local pistachio producers are invited to utilise this new brand.
Production quality is increased when pistachios are processed with state of the art machinery, and aflatoxin formation is prevented when correct processing and storage conditions are secured. Pistachios go through cleaning, drying, peeling, roasting and salting processes and later, through physical, chemical and microbiological analyses; and then, they are packaged in line with the expectations of domestic and international markets.
As well as improving capacities and skills of managers and employees of the Centre through a variety of courses, an SME training programme is also offered on marketing, sales, production, storage techniques and quality, food safety, environment, occupational safety, operation, institutionalisation and foreign trade.
|Project Budget||Project Owner||Implementation Area||Detail Information|
|9.8 Million Euro||Siirt İli ve İlçeleri Fıstık Üreticileri Birliği||Siirt||siirtfistigias.com|