The olive producers also won with the Metropolitan Municipality
The Olive Oil Production Facility, implemented by the Metropolitan Municipality to achieve high value-added products for olive growers in Denizli, has completed the season. The facility, which saved farmers from time, labour, and other expenses by eliminating the need to take their products outside the city, processed a total of 506,000 kilograms of olives from 646 farmers.
506,000 kilograms of olives were processed
To increase production in rural areas and support further development for farmers, the Metropolitan Municipality of Denizli has provided significant support to agriculture and livestock. In November 2023, the municipality made history by inaugurating the Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Olive Oil Production Facility in the Beyağaç district, aiming to boost agriculture and contribute to the prosperity of farmers. The facility, serving the Beyağaç district and its surrounding region where olive production is intense, brought great joy to the farmers upon its operation. Throughout the 2023 season, 646 producers benefited from the services of the Denizli Metropolitan Municipality Olive Oil Production Facility. In the facility, which processed a total of 506,000 kilograms of olives from 646 producers in the Beyağaç district and its surroundings, 115,000 kilograms of olive oil were produced. With the operation of the facility, farmers who previously had to take their products outside the city for olive oil processing were relieved of time, labour, and all other expenses.
The producers are very pleased
The olive producer Sema Duman expressed her gratitude to Mayor Zolan, stating they are very pleased with the opening of the Olive Oil Production Facility. Duman said they had to bring their products to the Kale district or Muğla for processing. Mehmet Tatık shared that they used to have their olives pressed in the Kale district, and if they couldn't find a place there, they had to go as far as Muğla. He added, ''We faced many difficulties in snow and winter. I thank Mayor Osman Zolan and all those who contributed to this facility. '' Cemil Şipalık expressed great satisfaction with the opening of the Olive Oil Production Facility, stating that they previously had to go to Karacasu or Muğla for their products to be processed, causing a lot of hardship. He concluded, ''Now everything is easy and convenient. May Allah bless our Mayor Osman Zolan. ''
''We will continue to stand by our farmers and producers. ''
The Mayor of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality, Osman Zolan, explained that they have started providing support to agriculture and livestock since Denizli gained metropolitan status. Emphasizing that they have been alongside producers with more than 50 projects, ranging from agricultural irrigation to pasture rehabilitation, from seed to machinery equipment support, Mayor Zolan said, ''We will continue to stand by our farmers and producers, supporting them with all our means. If we produce, we become stronger. ''Mayor Zolan said that with the facility, farmers would no longer need to go outside the city to have their olives pressed, thereby saving time, labour, and other expenses. He said, ''We want our farmers and producers to be happy, to produce more and earn more. Hopefully, our support will continue to contribute to agricultural and livestock production of our city. ''