Sustainable Livestock Farming in Turkey and Pınarhisar Gene Center Implementations

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Doğan M.

Coğrafya Dergisi, vol.40, pp.1-8, 2020 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jgeog2019-0052
  • Journal Name: Coğrafya Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Turkey where a wide range of economic activities are carried out, expected levels in animal husbandry activities have not been achieved. Livestock, which

is considered like insurance in agriculture; is not sustainable in terms of number, variety, and yield. The policies applied to agricultural activities, lack of

education in this field, modern facilities, animal health conditions, and market conditions of the products are the reason for livestock activities not reaching

the desired level. In Turkey, many sites have been designated as gene centers for the development of livestock activities. However, the results obtained from

these places have always been below the expectations and are far from being applicable. It will be important for both Turkey and Pınarhisar to evaluate the

Holstein breed as the gene center of cattle breeding. Economic problems in rural areas mainly stem from the inability to appropriately assess the existing

economic potential. It is very important to determine the livestock potential in detail and to determine the strategies for the proper utilization of this

potential among the agricultural activities. Thus, with sustainable livestock activities, rural areas in the district will be brought in to the economy.

Keywords: Pınarhisar, Livestock Operations, Gene Center