Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

The effects of different land reallocation models applied in land consolidation projects on parcel transposition: Example of Karatepe village, Turkey

  Fatih Iscan    
Department of Geomatic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Selcuk, 42075 Konya, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 March 2010
  •  Published: 31 May 2010



It is known that in agricultural countries, problems related to agricultural structure significantly affect agricultural production. One of the most serious of these problems involves the farming of fragmented, scattered and irregular shaped agricultural parcels. Land consolidation projects are one of the most important studies for the elimination of these problems. Enhancing the sustainability of land consolidation projects and applying the projects to larger areas will make these projects successful. Two different land reallocation models (Models A and B) were used in this study for Konya-Sarayönü-Karatepe Village land consolidation project. The study attempted to determine the extent to which the parcellation plans obtained after the application affected the success of the project. Data indicated that while the number of parcels was 351 before the consolidation, it became 143 in model A and 141 in model B. In addition, in model A, 59.1% of the total areas were allocated to their previous locations, on behalf of their owners; while in model B, 55.9% of the total areas were allocated to their previous locations, on behalf of their owners. A statistical analysis was conducted by determining the areas of the landholdings in a block, before and after the project. Statistical analyses indicated that the correlation coefficient (r) was 0.672 for model A and 0.615 for model B. According to these results, model B yielded more successful results than Model A in terms of re-allocating the parcels in their previous locations.


Key words: Land consolidation, land reallocation, landholding, parcel non-transposition, correlation coefficient.