Suggestions for Developing Livestock Industry in Yuksekova

Gokburun I.

MARMARA GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, no.37, pp.204-218, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 37
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-218
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Located at Iran-Iraq border of Turkey and drawing attention with its security problems, Yuksekova is a geography which must be examined at all points. The mountainous, steep, high topography and the hard continental climate characteristics of the region limit the economic activities. Livestock activities constitute the main source of the economy of Yuksekova. But it is observed that traditional methods are still being applied in the region and because of that farmers cannot obtain sufficient yield and this situation does not create a business value. The most important problem of livestock in Yuksekova is the inadequate feeding of animals due to the long-term and challenging climate conditions in winter season. For the purpose of supplying food in livestock during winter season, it is recommended to produce forage plants like silage maize, safflower, clover which have high fertility rate and nutritional value instead of cereals which have low outputs in agricultural fields.