EIT Food South organises a refresher webinar for their partners about how to prepare strong business-case proposals for EIT Food.Read more
Turkey holds a strong position as exporter of agrifood products and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries
The agrifood sector is one of the main drivers of Turkey’s economy
The Turkish food and agriculture industry represents over 7% of the GDP, being a vibrant area with a lot of farmers and quality cultivable land. Moreover, Turkey is the main exporter of agrifood products to the Middle East and central Asia. Specifically, it is the world’s largest producer of hazelnuts, figs, apricots and raisins. And aquaculture is increasingly now a significant subsector of its agrifood economy.
Room for Improvement
Although Turkey has substantial research potential, there is still a relatively low impact of their scientific publications. Furthermore, the Turkish farming sector with its large share of semi-subsistent and fragmented farms could benefit from modernising its up- and downstream industries through smart specialisation strategies. EIT Food can foster innovation by creating connections within Europe and supporting the mechanisation of the agrifood sector.
Turkish cuisine is the fusion of Ottoman cuisine together with culinary traditions from Central Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Balkan region.
With a view to provide EIT Food South partners with excellent skills on writing business proposals, EIT Food South organised a webinar titled "Structure of a Proposal for EIT Food". This training was aimed at giving invaluable tools for preparing business proposals to over 50 participants.
We send a warm welcome to our 2 new core member partners and to our three new Rising Food Stars who are now joining the EIT Food South Community. While partners bring extensive expertise and experience to support us create a brand-new food system, startups represent the agile and swift partners that help us drive the innovation of the future within this large network.
CLC South and CLC North-East came together in Warsaw to inaugurate the 2019 collaboration with 13 EIT Food hubs. This local network of partners will help EIT Food scout for talent & organise activities in their local ecosystems in order to continue boosting local innovation and improving the food sector.