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Buğday Association for Ecological Living / Buğday Ekolojik Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği

National Network: 
Turkey
Address: 
Asmalımescit Mah. Nergis Sok. No: 8/8 34430 Beyoğlu
Istanbul
Turkey
Telephone: 
+90 212 252 52 55
Fax: 
+90 212 252 52 56
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
+90 532 173 35 64
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2002
General Information: 

Buğday has a Board that has a more strategical mission and a Coordination Committee that manages the Association in daily basis. It currently has 13 employees, the number changes according to active projects.
Sources of funding: Membership fees, donations, project grants, campaigns
Modalities of action: Concrete projects

Mission and Objectives: 

The Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living is founded to promote greater awareness,understanding and sensitivity to “ecological living” by individuals and society as
a whole. Buğday works on a wide range of issues relating to ecological living, including:
• Support for the expansion of organic agriculture, especially the development of a healthy domestic market;
• Maintenance of traditional farming methods supporting nature;
• Conservation of local seed varieties;
• Encouraging sustainable communities that live in harmony with nature;
• Developing eco-agro tourism in Turkey;
• Monitoring and contributing to the development of national policies with regards organic agriculture, rural development and nature conservation;
• Raising awareness at urban level in a wide range of different sectors
Buğday's aim is to create and enhance the ecological living awareness of the individuals and the society as a whole; to find and provide solutions for problems arising from the
degradation of ecological balances by creating inspiring models and to support ecological living.

Main Projects / Activities: 

PROJECTS ON CREATING ECOLOGICAL CYCLES:
• 100% Organic Markets (Şişli, Kartal, Bakırköy, Beylikdüzü, Konya, Kayseri, and Seferihisar, Burhaniye) - www.ekolojikpazar.org
• Community Based Ecological Farming (garden model)
• Organic Farm Network (TaTuTa Project) - www.tatuta.org
• Seed Exchange Network - www.yasasintohumlar.org
PROJECTS ON POLICY MONITORING AND DEVELOPMENT:
• MoFAL (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock) Organic Agriculture Steering Committee
• Communication for Rural Population in EU Accession
• Policy Making for National Ecological Agriculture
FREE MOVEMENT OF INFORMATION PROGRAM:
• Turkey’s first ecology magazine: Buğday Magazine
• Buğday Ecological Life Guide
• Ecological Agenda
• Farmer Newspaper
• Weekly e-newsletter
• Radio show on “Açık Radyo”
• Books & booklets
PRESERVING AND SUPPORTING RURAL LIFE
• Mount Ida Ecological Settlement
• Çamtepe Ecological Living Center - www.camtepe.org
School of Life , Homeopathy School, Compost Workshop, School of Tales, Nature Observatory
School, Natural Construction Workshop, Ecological Social Entrepreneurship Camp, Eco-Yoga
Camp
• Mount Ida Initiative
BUĞDAY NETWORK
• 3,200 members and 3,000 registered volunteers
• Reaches 100,000 people each week on social media
• E-mail database of 20,000 people
• A nationwide network uniting 88 farms and 140 ecological companies

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Buğday is currently working on organising an NGO forum as a part of the Organic World Congress that will be organised in Istanbul in October 2014. This is a good opportunity to bring NGOs together and initiate partnerships and may be a good starting point in contributing to the network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We want to join ALF network because we find it important that the NGOs work together to reach bigger objectives. They are stronger and they can make themselves heard much better if they can work together. Being a part of such networks opens the possibilities to new partnerships and synergies.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Duygu Kayadelen

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