The project launched by Ülker to ensure high-quality and sustainable production, to secure wheat supply for many years, and to produce local and national biscuit wheat has yielded its first fruits. The first harvest of Aliağa Wheat was made.
Turkey’s leading food company Ülker collaborated with Konya Bahri Dağdaş International Agricultural Research Institute to develop Aliağa Wheat that is suitable for biscuit flour, high-yielding, resistant to diseases, climate change and drought, and the first harvest has recently been made. Launched in 2007 to ensure high-quality and sustainable production and secure wheat supply for many years, the project works on developing an ideal wheat variety for biscuit production.
Stating that they have covered a great distance in recent years in sustainability projects, Ülker CEO Mete Buyurgan said: “We operate in line with the sustainability principle in all processes – from seeds to every stage of production and access to consumers. Sustainable raw material supply is important for us. And wheat is one of our crucial raw materials. Therefore, we are delighted to implement such an important project on behalf of our company and our country. We reached our target of 300 tons of seed production in this harvest. We will sow these seeds again in 2020 season to gain more seeds. We aim to meet more than half of our need for biscuit wheat with Aliağa by 2023.”