One of Turkey’s leading press agencies, Anadolu Ajansi, recently covered a session of HasNa’s Distance Education program in Diyarbakir, Turkey. The Anadolu Ajansi article, published on July 1, 2012, discusses HasNa’s efforts to bridge the gap between Turkish farmers and agricultural specialists through innovative trainings and relationship-building.

With the Development Center Association in Diyarbakir and several professors from the University of Maryland, HasNa’s Distance Education program uses simple web-conferencing technology, periodic field visits, and online resources to facilitate communication between vegetable farmers, experts, university faculty, and researchers. Distance Education sessions have been held throughout Diyarbakir, including in the villages of Karabahce and Gulecoba.

The full article (in Turkish) can be accessed through the Anadolu Ajansi website.

To learn about HasNa’s Distance Education program and ways to get involved, click here.