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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

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
Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry EIT Food Projects

Reopened Workshop | Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry

13 Aug 2021 The EIT Food Skills for New Product Development in the Food Industry Workshop has reopened!
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs News

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

04 Aug 2021 EIT Food is looking for 5 consortia consisting of 3 organisations operating in the same country (scientific organisation + food service provider + packaging company) that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to locally implement Consumer Engagement Labs
15 agrifood teams joined EIT Food TeamUp programme News

15 agrifood teams joined EIT Food TeamUp programme

03 Aug 2021 Over 30 tech and business co-founders joined forces during the new team-building programme of EIT Food and were admitted to the next stage of TeamUp
Call for EIT Food RIS Policy Council members 2021-2022 extended until September 6 News

Call for EIT Food RIS Policy Council members 2021-2022 extended until September 6

22 Jul 2021 EIT Food is looking for experts that would like to participate in the EIT Food RIS Policy Council from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, 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