THE EFFECTS OF LAND CONSOLIDATION AND FARMER SATISFACTION: CASES OF ADANA AND MERSIN PROVINCES


Küsek G., AKDEMİR Ş. , Türker M., HAYRAN S. , Berk A., GÜNGÖR C. , ...Daha Fazla

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.28, ss.24-29, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.24-29

Özet

One of the biggest problems of agriculture in Turkey is small size, scattered and joint-owned agricultural lands. In order to eliminate this problem, on the one hand, legal arrangements have been made and on the other hand, land consolidation projects have been carried out. However, farmers have raised their concerns about some points such that they cannot benefit efficiently from land consolidation activities, parceling, shape, size, etc. problems cannot be solved adequately and such problems have been remained unsolved and also implementations vary from person to person. This research has examined effects of results of land consolidation activities with regard to farmer satisfaction in Adana and Mersin Provinces. Research data has been obtained from 50 farmers out of 1144 farmers via questionnaire in Adana and Mersin Provinces where land consolidation activities had been realized in 2015. According to research results, there has been a decrease in total land size, parcel numbers and joint-owned parcel numbers; there has also been an increase in average parcel size and number. It is calculated that decrease in numbers of parcels and indirect increase in parcel size can result in 36% energy saving in agricultural production.