Ecological 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 Gökova. The results 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.


Traditionally different types of lettuce, tomatoes, 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 regenerate completetely. 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.