The Effects of Land Consolidation and Farmer Satisfaction: Case of Adıyaman Province

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AKDEMİR Ş., ÖZTORNACI B., Berk A., Turan E., Aslan D., Gündüz F.

International Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, vol.1, no.3, pp.218-221, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


One of the biggest problems of agriculture in Turkey is the small sized, scattered and joint-owned agricultural lands. In order to eliminate
this problem, legal arrangements have been made and on the one hand and land consolidation projects have been carried out on the other
hand. However, farmers have raised their concerns about some points such as not being able to efficiently benefit from land consolidation
activities, parceling, shape, and size, etc. These problems cannot be solved adequately and such problems have been remained unsolved and
also implementations vary from person to person. This research has examined the effects of results of land consolidation activities with regard
to farmer satisfaction in Adıyaman Province. Research data has been obtained from 97 farmers via a questionnaire in Adıyaman Province where
land consolidation activities were realized in 2017. The effects of consolidation practices on the farmers and farmers’ satisfaction were analyzed
using logistic regression analysis. According to the research results, there has been a decrease in the total land size, the parcel numbers, and the
joint-owned parcel numbers; there has also been an increase in the average parcel size and number.