Elta-Ada Agricultural Holding
Project Title: Elta-Ada Agricultural Holding
EU Funding: €124.390
Duration: 3 Months 11 Days
Beneficiary: Elta Elektrik Taahhüt İnşaat Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Overall Objective: Processing and Marketing of Milk and Dairy Products
The Needs the Project Met and its Benefits
We, as Elta-Ada Agricultural Holding, started our activities in 2004. We produce in Gökçeada. We are the first company in Turkey to produce dairy products with organic certificate. In our enterprise, we used to fill the milk and yoghurt with manpower. Increase in the demand for organic products made us take an investment decision. Total cost of our modernization project comprising machinery and equipment procurement is 850 thousand TL. We had to withdraw the first project we submitted due to some deficiencies. However, we submitted our project in the 10th call period again after completing the deficiencies. The project was approved in August 2013 and we started to make the procurement. After the analyses, ARDSI paid 50% of our expenditure as a grant. With this investment, our milk and yoghurt filling lines became fully automatic. Especially CiF, which is the cleaning of all systems and pipes, became fully operational. The steam boiler we bought with the support also contributed to the process importantly. In the future, we would like to implement a project on eco-tourism and meat processing. We think implementation of our project is important for Gökçeada and it will encourage an increase in the activities in the agricultural areas. We also think ARDSI is an important institution for the development of our region and everyone should benefit from IPARD funds provided through ARDSI. We would like to thank Çanakkale Provincial Coordination Unit staff for their interest and assistance during the project.