According to the information obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the share of the agricultural sector in the gross domestic product in Turkey was 6.5 percent as of 2022.

Of the 31.5 million employed people, 4.7 million, which corresponds to approximately 14.9 percent, work in agriculture, which is considered a strategic sector.

Farm systems also have an important share in this sector. It is aimed to develop a new typology to increase the efficiency of these enterprises.

The “Project for the Development of the Typology of Agricultural Enterprises Carrying out Livestock Activities” jointly carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Livestock and FAO was launched last month.

Within the scope of the project, which was started as a pilot in Balıkesir, a farm typology data collection and capacity building program will be implemented. Thus, the project aims to improve the planning and programming capacity in livestock activities.

The project, which was initiated by developing the “Sustainable Farm Typology Action Plan” specifically for country conditions, will allow the implementation of new methods in animal farms.

Inefficient activities will be replaced by productive ones.

With the project, it is aimed to create a tool that will contribute to the monitoring of farm-related indicators at the level of public decision makers. In this way, the effects of policies can be analyzed and policy advice can be developed.

With the project, which will enable a multi-disciplinary and dimensional analysis of farm activities, these enterprises will be analyzed and their strengths and weaknesses will be determined. These, in turn, will pave the way for planned investments and replacing inefficient ones with more productive ones.

Why is typology used?

Typology is preferred as a method of differentiation. This method allows the identification of enterprises for economic and technical analysis by modeling sectoral analysis and trend at farm level in terms of social, operational, production and structural characteristics. In addition, companies and sectors are compared, their trends, changes and transformations are monitored and their priorities are revealed. Thanks to the typology, which allows sectoral analyzes and presentations to be made at the farm level, it is tried to increase productivity by forming the basis of scientific research analyzes.

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