Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2017
Anatolian Grasslands
This description of Durukan Dudu's work was prepared when Durukan Dudu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
Rural areas in Turkey are losing their soil productivity to harmful agriculture practices and their population to large urban areas. In response to this Durukan is localizing proven regenerative farming techniques, recruiting teams of local farmers and young individuals to own the production and regeneration processes and connecting them to alternative markets and supply-chains. In doing so, he is promoting an agriculture that not only enriches the soil, but also makes village communities attractive and viable living environments, reshaping rural life in Turkey.
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