EXPO 2016 Antalya will kick off with the theme 'Flowers and Children' on April 23

Vaşington Büyükelçiliği 21.04.2016

The 2016 Horticultural Expo is organized in Antalya from April 23rd to October 30th, 2016.

Expo 2016 Antalya marks the first time Turkey is the host of an Expo. The event is organized under one theme "Flowers and Children" and one motto "A Green Life for Future Generations".

Turkey’s 2016 Horticultural Expo provides a unique opportunity for children to learn about and experience the environment around them, their natural resources and related ways of living—sustainable development and green initiatives—while encouraging them to think about and generate solutions to the impacts that urban life has on them, and to share these ideas with the world.

Held in Aksu, Antalya, on a 112-hectare site, Expo 2016 offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight in horticulture and sustainable development in innovative ways.

Expo 2016 Antalya's subthemes are History, Biodiversity, Sustainability and Green Cities. The event is organized in order to support ecological and natural agriculture, add knowledge of the environment and help find alternative energy sources and solutions for environmental issues. During the six months that the Expo lasts, various national and international conferences, seminars and panel discussions will be held around the main theme and sub-themes, addressing. issues such as global warming, ecological farming, the protection of biodiversity, sustainability and food security.

National horticultural traditions of more than 40 participating countries are introduced along with 38 ‘urban best practices’, selected throughout the world. They include smart solutions in agricultural techniques, organic farming, biotechnology, sustainability and response to environmental problems.

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