In accordance with becoming one of the leading fresh fruit and fruit juice concentrate suppliers in Europe, we implement the best practices in the world in fruit growing. Our desire to offer new and much more sophisticated standards and sustainability to fruit growing in our ecosystem, brought us to the point in 2012 of establishing a new training center under the name of "Anadolu Etap AgroAcademy".
Following the cooperation agreement signed with the University of Florida in 2012, Anadolu Etap has been continuing to offer executive training in partnership with the Executive Development Center of Bilgi University as of 2013, and technical training in partnership with Ege University Department of Horticulture.
70% of our employees working on our farms are women.
Sustainability for All
As Anadolu Etap, we regard social, economic and environmental sustainability as one of our most important values in all of our activities. With the awareness that we have a responsibility to leave a better world for future generations, we are the first agricultural company in Turkey to publish the “Sustainable Agriculture Principles”. In keeping with these principles, we protect our natural resources, invest in our farmers and the children of our farmers.
As Anadolu Etap, we establish living spaces with high standards, providing all the infrastructure facilities in our farms so that seasonal agricultural workers can live under healthy and safe conditions. We regard seasonal agricultural workers as "guest farm workers".
Free & Continous Education For The Children of Seasonal Agricultural Workers
In 2015, we launched our MİÇO project to provide free and continuous education to the children of seasonal agricultural workers. During the academic year, we provide the children of farmers at the Kumkale and Tahirova farms with the opportunity to continue their education in coordination with the Provincial Directorates of National Education. After the schools close, we offer the children art, handicrafts, music, physical education and Turkish lessons from June until the end of August in the nursery schools we have established in our two farms with the teachers appointed by the Public Education Directorates.
We provided education opportunities to 150 children in 2015, 155 children in 2016, and 160 children in 2017.