Near East University Faculty of Agriculture Dean Prof. Dr. Özge ÖZDEN participated in the “91st İzmir International Fair” held in İzmir between 2-11 September 2022. The main theme of the fair was “The Blessings of Anatolia at the World Table”. Many workshops and conversations took place in the fair, where mostly agriculture, agricultural activities, food production and healthy food were discussed. Some topics were:
Issues related to the Slow Food movement were discussed. A Slow Food movement panel was held with speakers from abroad. At the same time, various conversations were held on healthy food, healthy nutrition, agriculture and food policies in local governments. Scientists from different universities in Turkey participated in the talks. He also stated that they carried out studies in many agricultural workshops led by the Can Yücel Seed Center. Many workshops such as Forest Workshop, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Workshop, ü Börtü Insect Workshop, Fish Recognition Workshop, Terra Madre Anadolu Green Food Diary Workshop and Compost Workshop where activities such as children’s education and local food and local products from various regions of Turkey are available. It was observed that the exhibitions in which he was present took place.