Rural Development with Local Products

Rural Development with Local Products

OBJECTIVE
In Mersin, it was 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 was aimed to be established within the scope of the project.

ACTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The data about the land and production phases of Pricly (Indian) fig were analysed,
  • Technical trainings on prickly pears were organized for 25 agricultural engineers.
  • 500 farmers were trained by agricultural engineers who completed their technical trainings and pilot areas were allocated in Erdemli, Aydıncık and Silifke to cultivate prickly (Indian) figs.
  • A workshop on cultivation, harvesting, storage and marketing of prickly (Indian) fig was organized.
  • Studies for the establishment of the producer association of prickly (Indian) fig started.
  • Please visit https://youtu.be/HgTuoXSmILk and https://youtu.be/Ocn1936SOSc for interviews with the grant beneficiary.