Sustainable agriculture and food - Türkiye

Sustainable agriculture and food

Finding solutions together

Türkiye is a major agricultural player in the wider region. The country has different climatic zones, enabling almost all types of agriculture, horticulture and fisheries.

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The Netherlands and Türkiye
The Netherlands is your partner in helping find solutions to challenges in the areas of agriculture, horticulture and food. Contact us with your questions about production, investment, marketing or distribution.

The Netherlands is the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products, after the United States. The Netherlands is primarily known for its flowers, cheese, tomatoes, vegetables, seeds and potatoes. 

Annual agriculture and food trade flows between Türkiye and the Netherlands are worth approximately €1 billion.

Circular agriculture
Innovation and sustainability are essential for an agricultural sector that is competitive and geared to the future, and that can produce nutritious food in sufficient quantities to feed the world. Reducing our footprint, cutting down on food waste, using raw materials efficiently and setting up smarter food chains are essential. That is why the Netherlands is committed to research into and development of innovative agricultural technologies. 

Dutch Agricultural Counsellor in Türkiye
The office of the Agricultural Counsellor promotes the interests of Dutch agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and food processing industries in Türkiye, and promotes ecologically sustainable food systems and biodiversity. To this end the team collaborates with the private sector, knowledge institutions and other organisations, and encourages agri-food partnerships. It also promotes trade by organising missions, taking part in trade fairs and showcasing Dutch agri-food companies and knowledge institutions such as Wageningen University and Research centre.

You can contact the agricultural team for questions about:

  • market information and contact details, including advice and mediation;
  • identifying trends and developments in the agriculture and food sectors;
  • organising and facilitating promotional activities, trade missions, participation in fairs and networking opportunities;
  • information about Turkish legislation;
  • problems accessing markets due to phytosanitary and veterinary requirements;
  • making contact with Turkish knowledge institutions, governments and businesses.

For more information about agriculture and food in Türkiye, contact us: