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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

50 women entrepreneurs selected to participate in EWA 2020 EIT Food Projects

50 women entrepreneurs selected to participate in EWA 2020

07 Jul 2020 Up to 50 women entrepreneurs from countries with modest to moderate innovation rates have been selected to participate, during 6 months, in an educational programme tailored for female-specific challenges regarding entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector
 Finalists of the 2020 SeedBed Bilbao announced EIT Food Projects

Finalists of the 2020 SeedBed Bilbao announced

08 Jun 2020 This is the second edition of the Seedbed programme in Spain and this year it includes projects from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel
EIT Food will reward SMEs and start-ups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe News

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

04 Jun 2020 This European prize, worth 4,000 euros, has been included in the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation Awards
12 innovative Southern European projects participate in a bootcamp to join the EIT Food incubator and become viable businesses News

12 innovative Southern European projects participate in a bootcamp to join the EIT Food incubator and become viable businesses

18 May 2020 This is the second edition of the Seedbed programme in Spain and this year it includes projects from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel
Applications open for EWA - Empowering Women in Agrifood

Applications open for EWA - Empowering Women in Agrifood

30 Apr 2020 The ground-breaking programme, EWA, includes support, training and personalized mentoring for six months, as well as prizes up to 10,000 euros
Welcome to our new partners to the EIT Food South Community! News

Welcome to our new partners to the EIT Food South Community!

20 Apr 2020 We send a warm welcome to our new partners who are now joining the EIT Food Community: 6 Core Partners, 4 Network Partners and 2 associate partners

Events

23 July 2020

Online Demo Day - Turkey

Turkey
02 September 2020

e-Breakfast with...

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