AKADP will bring livelihood to Artvin
Ardahan Kars Artvin Development Project (AKADP) -which was signed on the April of 2010- will begin supporting agriculture and livestock farming at Artvin with 12 sub projects this year. The project is financed by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and expected to conclude on September 2017.
The project supported by UNDP is planning to provide Artvin region with 4 blueberry fields with a total area of 7.6 cartesians, 37 greenhouses with a total area of 9.3 cartesians, 45 fruit gardens with a total area of 151 cartesians, 21 vineyards with total area of 50.5 cartesians and an animal market with an area of 18 cartesians. Also, the products grown in these fields are planned to be sold in 4 sales centers -36 square meters each- for the protection of nature and good agricultural practices. This way, improvement of the eco-tourism in the region, decreased unemployment caused migration, transformation of the region to an attraction center and thus sociocultural and socioeconomic improvements are expected.
The project is proposed to the ministry a few days ago under the name of “Artvin Bahçesi” and is expected to be approved within the upcoming days.