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Organic Products on Sale in Kartepe Ekoköy Back
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In the scope of the project "Another Life is Possible" conducted by the Municipality of Kartepe at the Ecologic and  Healthy Living Village Ketenciler, 13 seedlings have been planted at the eco-village to support organic agriculture. 
 
Last year,  contracts belonging to successful projects in the scope of the financial aid program with a budget totaling 16 Million TL aimed at Kocaeli, Sakarya, Düzce, Bolu and Yalova provinces in the Doğu Marmara Kalkınma Ajansı (MARKA) (Eastern Marmara Development Agency) Region have been signed between the parties with a ceremony.  With Kocaeli University Derbent Tourism Administration and Hotel Management Upper School as stakeholder, the project "Another Life is Possible" conducted by the Municipality of Kartepe at the Ecologic and Healthy Living Village Ketenciler had won the right to financial support among 173 projects. 
 
In the scope of the activities realized at Ketenciler Village which is a pilot area in Kartepe, as a part of the studies realized with the aim of including villages in Tourism, various fruit and vegetable seeds have been distributed in order to encourage the development of organic agriculture. The village people, after receiving training from the Provincial Agriculture Directorate on organic agriculture, have planted 13 thousand seeds of organic products such as tomato, cucumber, pepperoni, eggplant, melon, watermelon with the purpose of expanding the project.
 
In the scope of this project also supporting the activities of the Mayor of Kartepe Hüseyin Üzülmez aimed at developing tourism activities, 13 thousand seeds have been planted in the activities realized by the Kocaeli Ecologic Living Association. Mayor Üzülmez stated that, in the scope of the project study implemented in the eco-village, the works aimed to contribute at the initiation of a sustainable tourism move and to the diversification of the tourist profile, to the increase of local tourists through the evaluation of the agricultural and touristic characteristics of the area and that employment availabilities to be created for disadvantaged women who were the target group would be increased and diversified.


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