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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

Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition News

Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition

29 Oct 2019 EIT Food presents early-stage agrifood startups from Easter and Southern Europe that won the Innovation Prizes competition
Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships News

Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships

20 Sep 2019 We are more than proud to announce that this year, 50 students from 28 RIS countries have attended their internship projects
Foodback: Waste-free Kitchen Workshop in Istanbul

Foodback: Waste-free Kitchen Workshop in Istanbul

19 Aug 2019 Despite a growing awareness of food waste, only a few home cooks are eager to create a waste-free kitchen
50 students enjoy EIT Food paid internships in the agri-food sector News

50 students enjoy EIT Food paid internships in the agri-food sector

12 Aug 2019 Both the beneficiaries for the RIS Fellowships, from higher education and young entrepreneurs, and RIS Talents, doctoral students and young postdocs, have already started their 3-6 month traineeships
5 finalists for the RIS Food Solutions 2019 News

5 finalists for the RIS Food Solutions 2019

06 Aug 2019 EIT Food RIS Solutions is aimed at engaging student groups with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, from RIS countries and of all educational levels, to work jointly on problem cases responding to agrifood challenges in RIS countries
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

Events

27 November 2019

Warsaw Foodhaton 2019

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