Hatay is Turkey’s seventh most densely populated province, and is located in the southern part of the country. The proximity of Hatay Province to the Syrian border has had a strong influence on population development in recent years, leading to a sharp increase in the number of inhabitants, particularly in border municipalities. The rapidly increasing population places a burden on the Hatay’s economy which largely depends on agriculture. The SiEUGreen will support Hatay to access to new UA-related technology and knowledge, with the aim of creating job opportunities, increasing food production and resource efficiency. The SiEU Green project will support two projects within Hatay Province - the construction of a greenhouse on the Kisecik Expo Zone in the urban fringe of Antakya, the capital of the region, as a demo and pilot case; and the ‘Women’s Cooperative’ (Ureten Eller) initiative.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774233.