Şanlıurfa’s local tastes open up to the world

Feb 1, 2018

The starter entrees specific to Şanlıurfa cuisine will now be produced more in quantity, more hygienically and with a goal to open up to the world.

The starter entrees specific to Şanlıurfa cuisine will now be produced more in quantity, more hygienically and with a goal to open up to the world.

Women of Şanlıurfa now have a new kitchen at the Hard-working Hands Social Facility of the Municipality. Women will produce in a land of 150m2 such delicacy products as icli kofte, agzi acik, agzi yumuk and semsek.

The project will, in addition to production, provide training on marketing and storage, and logistical support. Through the project, the daily capacity of 600 pieces will be more than quadrupled to 2,500 pieces. Following the training to be provided to 10 Turkish and 10 Syrian hard-working handed women, they will also be provided with employment. The delicacies famous for appealing to universal tastes will be produced in the facility, then first go for national contents followed by international ones.

UNDP supports the strengthening of institutional capacity and ensuring sustainability through the project standing out for production as well as marketing.

The new facility was inaugurated based on a cooperation agreement signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality and BELTUR Social Services Culture and Tourism Industry and Trade Inc.

The Strengthening Social Stability in Southeast Anatolia Project implemented in cooperation by UNDP and GAP Development Administration and financed by the Japanese Government addresses women employment as a priority area.

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