DİTAP, the Digital Agriculture Market, stands out as an important project implemented in the name of digitalization in agriculture. "DİTAP will be the market where the chain from seed to fork is followed, production and supply is provided and planned production is made," said Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli at the introductory meeting.
DİTAP, the Digital Agriculture Market, was put into service. Stating that the marketing opportunity of the farmer will increase through the Digital Agriculture Market and that the consumer will buy quality products at a reasonable price, Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, said, “The Digital Agriculture Market will bring a significant momentum to agricultural production and trade by bringing the buyers and sellers online.” He spoke in the form. Pakdemirli also announced that the stakeholders of the agricultural sector using DİTAP will benefit from the supportive loan packages of banks created within the scope of contract agriculture. Details about DİTAP are in our news.
WHAT IS A DİTAP?
With the aim of winning both the producer and the consumer and the industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry aims to bring together all the buyers and producers at a value price thanks to the Digital Agriculture Market (DITAP).
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry launched the Digital Agriculture Market (DİTAP), which will carry the entire chain from food production to consumption. Treasury and Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges in Turkey (TOBB), with the support of all stakeholders of the agriculture Agricultural Markets Digital will meet in a single platform. DİTAP, which will enable agricultural supply and demand to meet with the “digital marketplace” approach and the contract agriculture practice, will enable the producer to earn more income, find the agricultural product of the quality desired by the agricultural industry and the consumer to access agricultural products cheaper. www.ditap.gov.t is Agricultural sector stakeholders who use DİTAP via will also benefit from the supportive loan packages of banks created within the scope of contract agriculture.
THREE MINISTER DIGITAL PRESS MEETING
Launch of DİTAP, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Hosted by Bekir Pakdemirli, the Minister of Treasury and Finance Dr. Berat Albayrak was held at an on-line press conference with Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry said that DİTAP is a turning point in planned agriculture. Bekir Pakdemirli, said that in the first place pass through targeted DİTAP of 10 percent of Turkey's fruit and vegetable production. Pakdemirli said:
“While combining supply and demand in agricultural production with DİTAP, it will be possible to make agricultural production more planned thanks to the contracted agriculture model. Thanks to this system, where the entire chain from seed to fork can be tracked and sustainable production is provided, small farmers will reach the same price and competitive conditions as our large farmers. Thanks to this system that protects the producer and protects the consumer, zero waste will be possible in the agricultural production chain. One of every 3 agricultural products produced in the world is thrown into the garbage. DİTAP will also eliminate product loss through effective planning in the agricultural production chain. ”
SELF-SUFFICIENT IN TURKEY IS A COUNTRY OF AGRICULTURE
Indicating that agricultural products such as vegetables, fruits, legumes will be processed in the first phase of DİTAP, and agricultural intermediate inputs such as livestock, fertilizer, medicine, seeds will be included in the scope of DİTAP. Pakdemirli spoke as follows:
“The Covid-19 outbreak we experienced has shown how important food supply security is. The importance of agriculture is better understood. As a 4-hour flight from Turkey with 40% of the world population, we have a chance to reach a total of 1,9 trillion dollars worth of agricultural trade volume with the region. Our country is among the few countries in the world in terms of plant and animal production. Our country is among the first in Europe and among the top 1 in the world in terms of agricultural product. We export $ 10 billion. We have an export surplus of 18 billion dollars. Turkey is a country self-sufficient. In agriculture we have found that we can develop this good location, Turkey also have opportunities in agriculture that we can move to a better place. We must develop strategies according to the agricultural structure of our country and increase our competitive power even more. "
BALANCED PRICE PERIOD IN AGRICULTURE
He noted once again that the importance of agricultural planning for food supply security was once again seen during these difficult days. Pakdemirli,
“It is of course important to have the product in the garden in the field, but an efficient logistics planning is even more important to ensure that these products are harvested, processed, stored and accessed by the required labor force. If we can establish the right link between the producer and the consumer, I am sure that the producer will be satisfied with the production, and the consumer will have the opportunity to buy a higher quality product at a reasonable price. Our farmers will not have any concerns about selling their products produced at the end of the period and bringing them to the market. As the contractual production model develops thanks to DİTAP in agricultural production, that is, the link between consumption and production strengthens, we will have reached a much better point in terms of both reducing imbalances between the supply-demand balance and eliminating pricing imbalances in the agricultural sector. This model, which will lead to the integration of agriculture and industry, will contribute to the increase of the financing opportunities of agriculture to the extent that it becomes widespread. ”
WE ARE PREPARED AFTER THE PANDEM
He pointed out that the Covid-19 outbreak caused the entire industry and technology sector to enter an economically distressed process in the world. Bekir Pakdemirli continued as follows:
“The factories of the states that are proud of their factories and technologies in the world have stopped their production and are waiting for the effect of Covid-19 to end for the wheels to return. In this process, there is only one sector that continues production by increasing its capacity. That is also the food sector. Now people have cell phones, computers, cars; ceased to be a source of pride. Is there enough food in my house for me now? he began to question himself. This situation reminds us of a statement of our President. Our esteemed President said that the country that produces the food will be the world's leading country. Yes, when we look at the world now, we once again understand how true this statement is. Because agricultural production is more important than the defense industry. We are not a country with a food supply problem in the world with our investments and supports. The sights of the market stores that we have seen in other countries have not been seen in our country. By managing the pandemic process well, we need to prepare for the post-pandemic by saying and doing new things for Turkish agriculture during this period. Because the world will now be a different world and move in a different direction. If we get out of this process strongly, our country's place and position in the world will be different than it is today. Our strong way out of this problem will be by implementing strong and effective agricultural policies. "
EVERYONE WILL WIN WITH DİTAP
describing the contributions will provide ditap to Turkey Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli said: “DİTAP covers the entire agricultural sector in our country. It will have an infrastructure that will provide all kinds of products from cooperatives, unions, farmers, producers, fertilizer, pesticides, tool and equipment sector, financial sector, insurance sector, in short, all the stakeholders of the sector. Everyone will be in this portal, including the buyer, seller logistics sector. Thus; we will monitor every point from production to consumption. Why did we establish DITAP? The producer says "I have to earn more, I have to sell my product at a better price" and the consumer says "I should consume it at a more affordable price." Better quality product and reasonable price for the consumer. Sustainable supply. Planned production. Agricultural production should be planned in order for the product obtained as a result of these studies that increase the yield of the land to find a place in the domestic and foreign markets with high value and to provide more income to our farmers. In order to make this planning, the demands of the agricultural product market in terms of both individual and industrial consumers will be prepared in advance. We created DITAP in order to support our farmers who want to evaluate the demand with these demands with technology that is registered in the systems of our Ministry and will guide the demand. This contracted agriculture portal will allow the market of the individual consumer, greengrocers, chain markets and food factories that manage the industrial product market to create demand for agricultural raw materials only on a voluntary basis. We will ensure that these requests reach our farmers in the farthest corner of our country with SMS notification. In addition, thanks to the portal, many processed products, especially our geographically marked products, will be branded and marketed by increasing their added value, by providing benefits for the processed food industry. In this way, we will ensure that the market for export increases. "
FINANCING SUPPORT FROM DİTAP
Stating that the stakeholders of the agricultural sector using DİTAP will also benefit from the supportive loan packages created by banks within the scope of contract agriculture. Pakdemirli said, “Real and legal persons having contractual production will be able to use loans up to 50 million TL from Ziraat Bank and Agricultural Credit Cooperatives.
The discount on "Business Loan" in loan usage is determined as 50%. In addition, they will be able to use discounted credits up to 20% in total, with an additional 10% for "domestic certified seed / seedling / sapling use" in production, and an additional 80% if production will be made in the strategic crop group. Apart from Ziraat Bank and Agriculture and Credit Cooperatives, we invite other banks, especially participation banks, to use the system for financial support suitable for our farmers and industrialists through this system. In addition, we will plan agricultural supports in favor of contracted production on this platform in the next period. We will ensure that cooperatives are advantageous in this regard ”.