Organic Agriculture in Turkey

Organic agriculture in our country has started with the production of raisins, dried figs, dried apricots and hazelnuts for export with the contracted agriculture system under the leadership of European organic agriculture companies since the mid-1980s. Firstly, organic agriculture activity in Manisa Tekelioğlu Village was established in 1986 in the field determined by the headman's office. The first organic raisin production project was implemented in 1986, and it was followed by organic raisins in 1987.

What is the Difference of Organic Agriculture?

CONVENTIONAL AGRICULTURE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE There is no planned crop rotation. Planned crop rotation is mandatory. Pests and weeds are completely destroyed. Weeds are not completely destroyed, they are controlled. It causes rapid loss of organic matter and humus. The accumulation of organic matter in the soil and the formation of humus increase. The living environment of soil creatures deteriorates. The living environment of soil creatures improves. Fertilization and agricultural struggle …

History of Organic Agriculture

With the negative effects of synthetic chemical agricultural inputs being felt, the search for an alternative system to the conventional farming method began at the beginning of our century. Albert Howard's "Agricultural Testament" in 1910, Dr. Within the scope of Rudolf Steiner's "Biodynamic Agriculture Method" studies, sensitive producers and consumers in many European countries came together and started ecological agriculture studies.

Principles of Organic Agriculture

Health Principle: It is a principle based on the idea that the health of soil, plants, animals, humans and our planet should be protected and improved. It emphasizes that the health of individuals and species communities cannot be considered separately from the health of the ecosystem they live in. The "health" that is emphasized here; It is not the absence of disease. Health means maintaining the physical, mental, social and ecological well-being that will ensure the integrity and continuity of living systems. Organic agriculture aims to produce high food quality, paying particular attention to the protection of health.

Organic Product Obtaining Process

Application – MUTEŞEBBİS Evaluation and Decision on Organic Farming – KSK Contract Starting Organic Farming – TRANSITION PROCESS Production Controls – KSK “Organic Farming is a Transition Process Product” Certificate – KSKOrganic Product Production Process Production Controls – KSK “Organic Product” Certificate

How is Organic Farming Planned and Executed?

In order for the organic agricultural activity to be carried out successfully, first of all, a business analysis should be done. 1-Ecological Analysis – Climate – Soil – Irrigation water – Environmental pollution risks – Natural flora and fauna – Topography – Erosion risks – Special local situations 2-Technical Analysis – Product pattern …

What is the Purpose of Organic Agriculture?

Organic agriculture should not be seen only as a food production method. At the same time, it should be seen as one of the elements of organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture and development, eco-tourism, protection of biological diversity, reducing the effects of factors causing erosion, desertification and climate change. It can be expressed as below. To provide quality and reliable products to the consumer, to protect human, animal and plant health, to protect biodiversity and ...

Organic Agriculture Control Points

a) Risks Pollution: Biological, chemical, physical. Labeling: Container, packaging, product labeling errors. b) Requirements regarding the Design and Construction Materials of Food Production Sites Not being in or near any environmental contamination area Protection from dust and water flow Protection of the building against external contamination and pests Floor, wall and ceiling being easy to clean c) Transportation and Storage Used for transportation…