Year 2016, Volume 1, Issue 3

Year : 2016
Volume : 1
Issue : 3
Authors : Ayşen Melda ÇOLAK, Nurdoğan TOPAL
Abstract : Organic agriculture consists of environmental and human friendly production systems in order to reestablish the natural balance which is lost as a result of inaccurate and excessive farming practices. In others words, instead of using synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers, organic agriculture promotes organic and green fertilization, crop rotation, soil conservation, increasing plant resistance as well as benefitting from parasites and predators. In addition, organic farming refers to improving not the amount of production but the quality of it. Due to the spread of diseases caused by pesticide and hormone residue on the products, people show great interest in organic agriculture so as to lead a healthier life. Total organic agricultural production in the world is 4.516.810 tons, while in Turkey it is 353.173 tons. As for Turkey’s organic agriculture, Uşak province has little share in it despite its favourable climate and location. In this study, as a methodology, we analyzed the existing data on organic agriculture in Uşak province and in Turkey as well as in the total production in all over the world. And then, we compared those statistics with each other, finding that Uşak province, however great potential it has, hasn’t been able to reach the desired level in terms of organic agriculture. We focus on determining the potential of Uşak province for organic agriculture. Furthermore, we aim to define the problems of organic agriculture and to find solutions to them in order to make organic agriculture more widespread and more practicable.
For citation : Çolak, A. M., Topal, N. (2016). Organic agriculture in province of Usak in Turkey. AGROFOR International Journal, Volume 1. Issue No. 3. pp. 143-147. DOI:10.7251/AGRENG1603143T
Keywords : organic agriculture, Uşak province, potential
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