• Food and Beverage Products, Food Processing Technologies Fair
  • 2-5 September 2020
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Turkey has a strong and growing agricultural industry offering opportunities in many areas 
 
 
Strengths of the Industry
 
 
• Agriculturally sufficient country with favorable climate, large arable lands, and abundant availability of water resources
 • Considered to be one of the leading countries in the world in the field of agriculture and food
 • Export opportunities thanks to Turkey’s proximity to regional markets 
• Strong food and agriculture sector, which employed about 20% of the active population of the country and represented approximately 6.1% of GDP in 2016
 
 
Favorable Investment Environment
 
 
 
• Strong macroeconomic growth with increasing income per capita and a bourgeoning middle-class
 • Favorable demographics with a dynamic, young, and skilled labor force 
• Cost-competitive labor prices. Compared to Europe and the rest of the world, the labor costs in the sector are 70% -80% lower 
• Strong government support through incentives
 • Developed industrial and commercial infrastructure
 
 
Lucrative Opportunities
 
 
• Geographically well-placed to take advantage of trade opportunities in Europe, Middle East, and former Soviet countries 
• With a growing population of more than 80 million, Turkey is one of the largest markets in the region 
• The government invests heavily in irrigation projects and improvements to infrastructure
 
 
Strong International Presence
 
 
 
• Global agri-food giants are present in Turkey with significant productive activities, using Turkey as a hub to access regional markets 
• Successful partnerships with local companies to grow in the region, capitalizing on locals’ experience and networks