Yalova: potential organic agricultural land of Turkey


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AKOVA S.

EchoGeo, vol.-, no.16, pp.1-16, 2011 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: - Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : EchoGeo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-16

Abstract

Increasing pressure on natural resources and the problems caused by unhealthy eating habits have brought along an increase in demands for organic products. Therefore, determining the lands suitable for organic farming with an evaluation of their potentials is of great importance. The city of Yalova which constitutes our research sector has convenient conditions for organic farming. After a regulation of current agricultural activities in accordance with the fundamentals of organic farming, remarkable potential of the field would be availed by putting them into practice. Welfare level of the citizens would also be enhanced with incomes earned there from. In addition to these, natural resources would be preserved due to these ecological concerns. Organic food crops provided there from would be the resources of a healthy life.
In this study, the potential for organic agriculture in Yalova and its importance for the region were examined. First of all, agricultural potential of the region was referred and the general outlook of organic farming in Turkey and the world was examined. An evaluation was carried out after development process and its features in the organic farming of Yalova were considered.