PRELIMINARY DATA REGARDING ECOLOGİCAL AGRICULTURE IN TURKEY ? CASE STUDY TEZEREN VILLAGE, AĞRI REGIONJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.3, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2013-09-02
Authors : Raluca Kerkmann Hysen Mankolli Mustafa Aras;
Page : 657-662
Keywords : agriculture; traditional; modernity;
Turkey is certainly a country following the adequate path towards the adhesion to the European Union; what makes it special is the harmonious and well-balanced merge between traditionalism and modernity in all fields of activity, including agriculture. Engaged in the South-eastern Anatolia Regional Project, national programs for combating desertification and soil erosion, Turkey still maintains ecological agriculture in some remote areas of its territory. The present paper (which certainly emphasizes originality) presents the results of field investigations performed in Tezeren village, Ağrı Region. The main crops covering a total surface of 8,551.842 ha (the plots of the inhabitants varying between 0.5 and 1,391 ha) are barley, wheat, fescue, vetch, celery, sugar beet and clover. Crop rotation as well as the ratio between pasture lands and arable plots is made according to the agricultural experience accumulated during time; manure is used as a natural fertilizer. The region frequently confronts itself with drought, but, recently, a modern irrigation system became functional.
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