Preferences of Irrigation Methods by Sugar Beet Producers, Their Age and Educational Levels for Konya - Çumra Region of Turkey

Çelebi, Muhittin and Çiftçi, Nizamettin and Acar, Bilal (2010) Preferences of Irrigation Methods by Sugar Beet Producers, Their Age and Educational Levels for Konya - Çumra Region of Turkey. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Agriculture is one of the most important strategic sectors in terms of the social and economic ways for Turkey. Approximately 35% of the population has lived in rural areas and there is a huge inactive labor force in such regions. Success and sustainability of agricultural activities depends on the education and social structures of farmers. Irrigation and irrigation technologies are possibly the most important inputs in agricultural activities. This study was conducted in Konya where it has the greatest agricultural land of Turkey with 25% of the total sugar beet production of Turkey. The preferences of irrigation methods by sugar beet producers, age distributions, education status, and number of person in family were researched by face to face technique. The percentages of farmers in 20-30, 31-40, 41-50 and 51-60 years old were 18.2% , 22.7%, 35.2% and 23.9%, respectively. The education levels of those farmers graduated from university, high, and primary schools were determined as 12.5%, 23.3%, and 64.2%, respectively. The number of person in most family varied from 5 to 8. The 95% of the farmers have preferred sprinkler irrigation method. The preference of drip irrigation method was 4.7% for high school graduated farmers. The 89.3% of the farmers defined that irrigation charges were expensive. The overall result of the study showed that increasing the education level in farmers contributed sensitivity of farmers for the water saving irrigation technologies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture, Education, Sugar Beet Producers, Irrigation Method
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 12:45
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 14:05
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/358

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