Lessons from Rural Social Enterprise: the TABİT story

Summit: ist18

Length: 12:24

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Tülin Akın - Co-Founder, TABİT

Tülin Akın, Co-Founder of TABİT, founded tarimsalpazarlama.com which is Turkey’s first communication, e-learning and e-commerce site in the agricultural area for farmers, product suppliers and companies. She visited 12.000 villages in order to make the farmers familiar with computer and mobile technologies and developed an SMS modelling that aims to improve agricultural yield and profits by providing farmers advice on crops, weather and market prices. Akın also accomplished modelling the farmers’ credit card in cooperation with a private bank. She created the idea of first technology-based smart village in the world that aims to increase the efficiency of production with communication and information technologies and to improve the living standards of the rural producers with qualified information by combining the traditional methods agricultural methods with advanced technology. She was awarded as the Social Entrepreneur of the Year and nominated for the Nobel Prize in the field “Work for Peace”.