Rural Development with Local Products

Rural Development with Local Products

OBJECTIVE
In Mersin, it is aimed to use modern agricultural methods in the cultivation of prickly (Indian) figs and adopt innovative methods in rural development by adding a new product to the local product range. In addition, a prickly fig producers’ association will be established within the scope of the project.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • The data about the land and production phases of Pricly (Indian) fig are analysed,
  • Technical trainings ob prickly pears are organized for 25 agricultural engineers.
  • 500 farmers are trained by agricultural engineers who complete their technical trainings.
  • Pilot areas are allocated in Erdemli, Aydıncık and Silifke to cultivate prickly (Indian) figs.
  • A one-week a study visit to Italy is organized to observe the prickly (Indian) fig gardens. A workshop on cultivation, harvesting, storage and marketing of prickly (Indian) fig is organized.
  • Prickly fig is introduced through brochures and a web site.
  • The producer association of prickly (Indian) fig is established.