The aim of this global grant is to develop the organic farming at 6 villages (with Sürmeli village) of Bafra town in Samsun, in which the women make small-scale organic farming and are struggling to survive with no borrowing power. The primary goal is providing an opportunity to develop existing farming. With greenhouses and hen houses, the villagers will get more and higher quality harvest. The women will be able to expand the sales area for their harvest. This will improve the health, social and economic life of the women, children, families and communities. They will also set an example for the other villagers.
The timeline for the project is 2017-01-20 to 2017-05-20.
The funds will be used to build green houses and hen houses, provide better seed and farming products, educate and train the village women in enhanced farming methods such as soil fertility, tillage, cultivation, irrigation, transplanting, cover crops, composting, arthropod pest control, pathogen control, weeding, recycle and re-use of products, sales and marketing to other communities.
Rotary Involvement: A Rotary Community Corp founded by the villagers and Karadeniz Rotary Club. Also SÜRMELİ KÖYÜ DERNEĞİ,Samsun Karadeniz RC, in association and the local community as volunteers, and planners. Training will be provided by experts of local Agriculture Department of Turkish Republic, university professors, and professionals who are local Rotarians.
Rotary Club of Fort Collins After Work, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA is the international partner.