agriculture in Gökova:
As a direct
result of our UN-funded Project "Biyo-Gökova", a group
of some 40 farmers has decided to go "into it".
The first steps
have already been done: The -pretty expensive- certification
procedure according to EU standards has been applied
for. At the
time being about 250.000 m˛
of farmland have
been declared pesticide and artificial fertilizer free zone.
This is more than
20% of the farmland in the plain of
concerning biodiversity should be positive, but we will have
to wait and see the statistics.
Corn and crops:
The main fruit is sesamy,
traditionally grown in Gökova.
Besides that corn and wheat, mainly for animal feed.
There are wide olive groves on the
slope of the hills, in
the plain lemon, orange, grapefruit and bitterorange prevail.
different types of lettuce,
cucumbers and green peppers are grown.
The aim is to
provide Akyaka and the region with clean, organic and high
quality agricultural products in the future. We hope to
convince all the farmers to practise this way of farming,
because only then the soil will be able to
The cooparative for
tourism in Akyaka promised to help creating a market for
these goods. It will contribute to our and the
municipalities aim, to make Akyaka a symbol for a different,
calm and healthy holiday.