Second Global Conference on Food, Heritage and Community Presentation

Livelihoods Innovation Through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE): Fostering Community and Sustainable Solutions to the Refugee Crisis in Turkey

Filiz Hosukoglu, LIFE Project Advisory Council member and cookbook editor, and Osman Cakiroglu from Consortium lead CIPE discussed how food can be used in the context of refugee crises as a means of sustainable livelihoods and to promote greater social integration. Through a presentation of the Livelihoods Innovation through Food Entrepreneurship (LIFE) Project, their presentation examined how food entrepreneurship, gastrodiplomacy, the use of food to support social good, and food business incubation help create opportunities for refugees and host communities in Turkey.