Guest & Host

By , November 22, 2010 4:19 am

Founded in 2003 by Buğday Association, TaTuTa Network (Eco-Agro Tourism and Voluntary Exchange) allows visitors and volunteers to visit the ecological farms throughout Turkey. TaTuTa benefits the producer and the volunteer/visitor mutually. The visitor understands the value of food by observing, helping out and sharing time with the farmer, and the farmer benefits from the labour and/or the small contribution of the visitor. The volunteer gets hands-on experience as he/she helps out with whatever work there is at that time of year. Currenly there are 55 farms that host hundreds of visitors and volunteers from all around the world every year.

The benefits of TaTuTa project are multifold:

·    Provides supplementary income, as well as support to the smallholding Turkish farmers suffering from extensive tourism, unsustainable agricultural models and erosion in traditional livelihoods and natural resources.
·    Re-connects city dwellers to the source of their food, to the soil and the nature
·    Contributes to the sustainable rural development

Seed funding: UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme

Partners: ECEAT, WWOOF, Genctur, Atlas

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