Organic Farming by Women





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Project Description

Region: Eastern Europe

Country: Turkey

Location: Samsun

Total Budget: $36,400

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

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.

Primary Host Partner

District: 2430

Rotary Club of: Samsun-Karadeniz

Primary Contact: Teoman Kaynar

Email: teoman.kaynar@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins After Work

Primary Contact: Raju Jairam

Email: raju@mbi.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1745394.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Fort Collins After Work (5440)





Scottsbluff/Gering (5440)





Samsun-Karadeniz (2430)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $3,500 with $3,500 DDF by Matt Elvehjem of the Rotary Club of Scottsbluff/Gering, District 5440.


by Raju Jairam

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Raju Jairam

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Raju Jairam

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".


by Raju Jairam

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

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