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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.

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

Welcome to EIT Food collaborators to implement the women in agrifoood project News

Welcome to EIT Food collaborators to implement the women in agrifoood project

31 Mar 2020 EIT Food has announced that 5 organisations have been selected for organising activities within "EWA -Empowering Women in Agrifood-", a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector
Call for experts and practitioners to find innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe News

Call for experts and practitioners to find innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe

12 Mar 2020 EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, EIT RawMaterials and BioAzul are launching a call for experts to create a task force to work on finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe
Applications open for the Master in Food Systems

Applications open for the Master in Food Systems

11 Mar 2020 The Master in Food Systems promoted by EIT Food has been developed by six academic institutions (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Queen's University of Blefast, University of Warsaw, University of Reading, University of Turin and University of Hohenheim) and industrial partners from across EIT Food's pan-European partner network
Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business

03 Mar 2020 EIT Food is looking for 3 organisations based in the South of Europe, namely from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey and 2 organisations based in the East of Europe, namely from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia to organise activities within a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector
Water Scarcity in Southern Europe: How EIT and its knowledge and innovation communities are contributing to one of the biggest threats of the decade News

Water Scarcity in Southern Europe: How EIT and its knowledge and innovation communities are contributing to one of the biggest threats of the decade

28 Feb 2020 Within a growing global trend of water consumption, European society and economy in different territories are asked to tackle the trends in boosting resilient infrastructures, circular economy and enabling multi-stakeholders governance, as these will determine the competitiveness of European water industry
EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development open in 28 RIS countries News

EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development open in 28 RIS countries

28 Feb 2020 The training brings together 40 professionals from different backgrounds and countries, who will have an opportunity to gain knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in the process of new product development in the food industry

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