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Turkey
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Turkey

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.

Turkey

Turkish cuisine is the fusion of Ottoman cuisine together with culinary traditions from Central Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Balkan region.

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News

The results of the call for expressions of interest to carry out activities within “Empowering Women in Agrifood”   News

The results of the call for expressions of interest to carry out activities within “Empowering Women in Agrifood”  

29 Apr 2021 Eight organizations will collaborate with EIT Food in the implementation of EWA 2021 Edition
Applications open for Test Farms: test your agritech solution in the field!

Applications open for Test Farms: test your agritech solution in the field!

22 Mar 2021 Need help with testing your agritech solution? Apply for Test Farms and validate your product with farmers! 
Applications open for TeamUp: find the right co-founder for your agrifood startup News

Applications open for TeamUp: find the right co-founder for your agrifood startup

22 Mar 2021 Are you looking for a tech or business co-founder to help you build an impactful agrifood startup? Apply for TeamUp, find the right co-founder and receive training and funding from EIT Food
EIT Food will reward SMEs and startups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe News

EIT Food will reward SMEs and startups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe

17 Mar 2021 This European prize, worth 4,000 euros, has been included in the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation Awards
Recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships - extended deadline News

Recruitment for the EIT Food RIS Fellowships - extended deadline

09 Mar 2021 MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as PhD students and post-docs from EIT RIS countries are very welcome to discover job opportunities in the food industry by getting unique, professional, paid 3-6 months internships within the EIT Food RIS Fellowships Action Line
EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2021: registration is now open

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2021: registration is now open

08 Mar 2021 Hereby, we announce EIT Food Government Executive Academy – Edition 2021