Reframing Citriculture: Better Connections for Future



Established in 1993, the Mediterranean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters’ Union is one of the biggest and most important export unions regarding fresh fruit and vegetables. Founded with the aim of determining and developing sectoral policies, and evaluating if exportation, production, packaging and quality standards meet International norms, and to conduct work on ensuring the coordination and harmony of teams; the Sector Council, whose representatives are constituted by the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporter Unions in Turkey, have had secretariat services run by AKİB, and in this way function as a Coordinating Union in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.

The most important sub-groups of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector consist of citrus fruits, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. The leading sectors are the Russian Federation, Iraq, Ukraine, Germany and Bulgaria.

AKİB is the leader of publicity campaigns and initiatives in order to continue an upward trend in exports, to increase our stakes in our current markets and to enter new markets with our exports; AKİB continues to support the Works and projects of various research institutes by taking into consideration the developments in the world and keeping up with its changes.

The Mediterranean Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Exporters’ Association, which has more than a thousand members, continues its efforts to provide better service to its members and to make significant contributions to the sector.