Agriculture policy in Turkey’s development plans
Agriculture has a critical significance for every country. Growing cereal, vegetable, fruit, animal breeding and fishery are some of the agricultural activities. First of all, it is important to mention that population is fed by agricultural activities. Raw materials are obtained through these activities. Employment is ensured for the citizens and foreign exchange income is ensured by exporting the goods. Per capita income increases through various agricultural activities. The basic goal of agricultural activities is to ensure sufficient and balanced nourishment of citizens. Agricultural policies that are determined according to the realities of Turkey will surely accelerate the development of the country. Agricultural activities should be the basic driving force of national development. Modern production methods in agriculture should be applied. Highly productive seeds should be used. Irrigated farming should be extended. Agricultural diseases and pesticides should be prevented. Marketing should be enhanced. Agriculture based food industries should be established and supported.