Published on September 21, 2011
Also available in: French
Turkey is an important producer and exporter of agricultural commodities on world markets and is estimated to be the world’s 7th-largest agricultural producer. Although the economic importance of agricultural sector relative to the industrial and service sectors has been declining, agriculture still remains a key part of Turkey’s society, employing about one quarter of the workforce and generating most of income and employment in rural areas.
Agricultural policies in Turkey have evolved significantly over time and the new
Agricultural Law agreed in 2006 aims to align Turkey’s agricultural policies with
those of the European Union. The main purpose of the study is to evaluate recent policy
developments in the context of a broader review of policy developments since the implementation
of the Agricultural Reform Implementation Project (ARIP) in 2001. This study also
discusses several emerging issues and challenges for Turkish agricultural policies,
and offers key policy recommendations.
|Overview of the Macro-economy and the Agricultural Sector in Turkey|
|Evolution of Agricultural Policies in Turkey|
|Agriculture and Rural Development in Turkey|
|Agriculture and the Management of Natural Resources in Turkey|
|Evolution and Decomposition of Support to Agriculture in Turkey|
|Future Directions for Agricultural Policies in Turkey|