Victor Ananias

By , May 1, 2011 2:11 pm

Victor Ananias, the founder and the Chairman of Board of Bugday Association of Turkey was found dead in his bed on March 2. Ananias, 40-years-old at the time, passed away in his sleep. The cause of death is yet to be declared after the autopsy report, due in two months. He had done so much and had so much more to do – his unexpected death is a great loss for Bugday, for Turkey and the world.

Victor was a pioneer of the organic movement in Turkey, actually we can’t speak of an organic movement before Victor. In 2006, he initiated the founding of the 100% Ecological Farmers Markets, which allowed small organic farmers to sell their produce directly to the consumers. Another one of the signature projects of Bugday was TaTuTa, a network of organic farms located all over Turkey which accepts visitors and volunteers from all around the world. For more information on Bugday and its projects, please see  the relevant pages of this website.

Victor Ananias was also very much involved with international network. He was the Secretiat General of ECEAT, an active member of IFOAM “Good Governance Task Force” and was a member of board of EEB ( European Environmental Bureau) among many other networks.

Victor was a great friend to many and a wise man who never compromised from what he believed in. This is a better world for he was in it for 40 years. He has touched many people and has accomplished amazing things, leaving us with a lot of work to make this world a better place. Victor gave us the inspiration, the motivation and he showed us that if you put your heart in it, anything is possible.For that, we are forever thankful.

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