Agricultural Labor and Technological Change in Turkey

  • Haluk Kasnakoglu
  • Halis Akder
  • A. Arslan Gurkan


Turkey is a large country with a wide range of temperature, rainfall, and soil quality (Figure 1), and its agricultural sector has many diverse farming systems. The country is divided into 67 provinces, which are grouped into nine geographical regions for agricultural statistics. These roughly define economic regions, but we have devised another classification which is more relevant to agriculture and includes consideration of land use. Predominantly rainfed provinces were divided into three categories according to aridity. The first two categories can be considered dryland farm areas, while the third includes the wetter Black Sea provinces. Provinces with over 20% of the cropped area irrigated are a fourth category (Figure 2).


Sugar Beet Labor Demand Farm Size Rainfed Agriculture Seasonal Worker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haluk Kasnakoglu
    • 1
  • Halis Akder
    • 1
  • A. Arslan Gurkan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsMiddle East Technical UniversityIonu BulvariTurkey

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