As a result of divided field structure due to inheritance, the average field per
Turkish farmer is 6 hectares whereas it is almost double for an European farmer.
Due to this fact, ISIK focused on a regional “Happy Village Project”
strategy, rather than an individual one.
The philosophy of ISIK is to “heal and develop” the
“whole”, or at least to assist for the purpose. As well
as developing and improving our company’s status, while contributing the same
for our country, there are about 1075 farmers, cultivating 4.000 hectares of land
88 villages since 1991, with the aim to spread “Happy Villages”
As a part of its “Good Agricultural Practices”, Happy Village Project
applies the following, in order to minimize the growth of mycotoxines like aflatoxine
and ochratoxine and the mould growth, that will allow to have lower microbiological
loads on the raw material, and to fight against pests by using biological methods
- Carries out an “Annual Compost Programme”, prepared by company
Agronomists, giving the details of farmers / fields / products / application periods
that compost will be applied during the whole year ( “compost” can be defined as
the maturated form of animal and plant residues by decomposition).
- Uses “Early Warning Systems” like feremons and yellow sticky
traps in the fields in order to decide the right time for the application of organic
insecticides, which will be used when there is a tendency to increase in the population
of pests. The warning given by the municipalities are also taken into consideration
during decision making.
- A detailed and comprehensive “HACCP-Hazard Analysis Critical
Control points” study, covering the all steps beginning from field till to the
analysis at the laboratory, is followed up for the prevention of “pesticide contamination