Sustainability of dairy production in Turkey: A case study
H. Akcaoz, H. Kizilayhttps://doi.org/10.17221/2504-AGRICECONCitation:Akcaoz H., Kizilay H. (2009): Sustainability of dairy production in Turkey: A case study. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 55: 25-32.
The aim of this paper is to show some empirical evidence of the sustainability and decision making in dairy production in Turkey. The main material of the study was obtained from the data collected by the survey conducted in the villages in Merkez, Manavgat and Serik districts of the Antalya province. Within the context of the research, 75 farmers were interviewed in the 2007 production season. The research results indicate that the households are the most important decision maker in terms of farming decisions. 56.3% of the farmers in the small farms, 61.5% of the farmers in the medium-size farms and 41.2% of the farmers in the large farm noted that they could quit dairy production activity if they received a fixed salary.Keywords:dairy production, agriculture, sustainability, decision making, finance, Turkey