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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

EIT Food Hubs for 2019-2020 Selected! News

EIT Food Hubs for 2019-2020 Selected!

06 Mar 2019 EIT Food CLC North-East and CLC South have selected, with the help of external, independent experts,  the new organisations that will perform the role of EIT Food Hubs in 2019-2020
More than 300 participants at the AgriFood Demo Days in Spain, Portugal Turkey, Italy and Greece

More than 300 participants at the AgriFood Demo Days in Spain, Portugal Turkey, Italy and Greece

19 Dec 2018 The  EIT  Food  CLC  South  has  organised  several  AgriFood  Demo  Days  over  the  past  weeks
Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2019-2020 News

Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2019-2020

18 Dec 2018 EIT Food is looking for 13 organisations that would assume the roles of EIT Food Hubs in 13 countries targeted by EIT Food’s Regional Innovation Scheme: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey

Events

18 September 2019

RIS Demo Day - Turkey - 2019

Turkey