SUPPORTING TURKISH CYPRIOT ORGANIC FARMERS
United Nations Development Program Partnership for the Future, a European Union funded program is supporting Turkish Cypriot organic farming. Based on the success of the organic farming program implemented by the UNDP/PFF and the growing interest to switch organic production from conventional farming, UNDP/PFF will continue to support Turkish Cypriot farmers that want to switch from conventional farming to organic farming.
Organic farming is a form of agriculture which severely restricts the use of artificial chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In EU organic farming is defined by law and the commercial use of the term “organic” to describe farming and food products is firmly regulated. As of September 2007, 40 Turkish Cypriot farmers are engaged in organic production and 11 of them already received their certificated base on organic farming – EC control system Regulation EEC 2092/91. Organic production help farmers to better market their products and also enjoy the opportunity to benefit from better margins.
The farmers who want to start organic production can apply to UNDP/PFF in order to get support for control and certification. Prior to the start of organic production, all farmers should attend to the trainings that will be organized in December 2007. Following the trainings, successful farmers will start organic production in the beginning of 2008. Registration will be done first come first served basis.
For further information and application please contact:
Mr. Erel Cankan, Tel. (0392)2200027 / (0533) 8440695,
17 September 2007
P.O. Box 21642, 1590 Nicosia, Cyprus | Tel: ++357 22 874733 | Fax: ++357 22 874734 | E-mail:
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