Eurasian Economists Association

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

29-31 August 2016 – Kaposvár, HUNGARY

Paper detail

Paper ID : 1775
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Sectoral Analyses
Presenter: Dr. Mehmet Hasdemir
Session : 5C Çevre ve Tarım Ekonomisi

Implementation of Environmentally Based Agricultural Land Protection Program in Turkey
Türkiye’de Çevre Amaçlı Tarım Arazilerini Koruma Programı Uygulamaları


Agriculture, which includes many aspects like vegetative and animal production by utilization of soil and water resources and enhancement of efficiency and quality, has been considered the most environmentally-friendly sector up to date and meets nutritional demand of one fifth of world population. On the other hand, due to utilization of intensive input for maximization of yield per unit area of land, agriculture has become a sector which may also result negative impacts on the environment. For this reason, environmentally-friendly agricultural policies have started to be implemented in many countries besides the implementation of policies based on increased agricultural production. In this context, Environmentally Based Agricultural Land Protection (ÇATAK) Program has started to be implemented in Turkey since 2006 for protection of soil and water quality, prevention of erosion and mitigation of agriculture-derived negative impacts. The Program is executed by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Within this scope, environmentally-friendly practices are being supported by awarding grants to the beneficiary farmers. This study aims to address the extent to which implementation of ÇATAK Program has contributed to land protection based on a review of environmentally-friendly agricultural practices and beneficiary activities. Additionally, the place of environmental subsidy is assessed within the agricultural funding scheme being implemented in Turkey.

JEL codes: O13, Q15, Q28

Hasdemir, Mehmet, Hasdemir, Mine (2016). "Implementation of Environmentally Based Agricultural Land Protection Program in Turkey" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2016, pp.496-502, Kaposvár, HUNGARY.


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