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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

A new packaging produced by lettuce by-products wins the Challenge Lab 2021 News

A new packaging produced by lettuce by-products wins the Challenge Lab 2021

14 Dec 2021 47 participants took part in the 2 days Challenge Lab 2021 to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the life cycle of lettuce production and consumption
Over 200 agents attended the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards News

Over 200 agents attended the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards

25 Nov 2021 Sponsored by EIT Food, Caja Rural de Jaén and Coosur, the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards were hosted in Hacienda Guzmán, Sevilla where they delivered prizes valued in 12
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EIT Food TeamUp winners announced

04 Nov 2021 Meet four innovative agrifood startups that won prizes in the first edition of the Startup Team Builder programme of EIT Food
Results of the call for RIS Policy Council members News

Results of the call for RIS Policy Council members

18 Oct 2021 It is with great pleasure that we announce that the members of the EIT Food RIS Policy Council for 2021-2022 have been selected
EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 Sep 2021 EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems
Call for EIT Food RIS Policy Council members 2021-2022  renewed call for Croatia, Greece, Spain and Turkey News

Call for EIT Food RIS Policy Council members 2021-2022 renewed call for Croatia, Greece, Spain and Turkey

09 Sep 2021 EIT Food is looking for experts that would like to participate in the EIT Food RIS Policy Council from Croatia, Greece, Spain and Turkey

Blog

Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Food expert insights

Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Food expert insights

26 May 2020 Today a selection of food experts from the cross-KIC initiative Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe share their thoughts with us