Overview of the Turkish Potato Sector: Challenges, Achievements and Expectations

Caliskan M. E. , Onaran H., ARIOĞLU H.

POTATO RESEARCH, vol.53, no.4, pp.255-266, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11540-010-9170-1
  • Title of Journal : POTATO RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-266


Having a history of nearly 150 years in Turkey, potato has become one of the most important agricultural crops of the country. Potato production, processing, marketing and consumption have become a major sector as well. However, regardless of these advancements, the Turkish potato sector has still not reached its full potential. Therefore, different approaches are needed in the Turkish potato sector to overcome chronic problems as soon as possible. This paper summarizes the past and the current situation of the Turkish potato industry and evaluates its weaknesses and strengths.