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

An analysis on factors effective in benefiting from forage crops support

Nuray Demir* and Fahri Yavuz
Department of Agricultural Economics, Ataturk University Collage of Agriculture, 25 240 Erzurum, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 April 2010
  •  Published: 04 August 2010



This study aims to determine what factors are effective for farmers to benefit from forage crop support which is very important for animal growers. In order to determine factors that affect utilization of government support as well as to make regional comparisons in terms of benefit levels of these supports in Northwest of Turkey where meat and milk productivity is the highest and Northeast of Turkey where number of animals is the highest. The number of the survey conducted in the provinces was determined to be 540 based on random sampling method. The regression analysis was performed in the LIMDEP package program with univariate (binomial) probit model. According to the results of the study, the farmers in the Northeast intend to benefit more from this support than those of Northwest. Increasing the forage crops support in the Northeast, in which especially the animal husbandry and forage crops cultivation have comparative advantages. Therefore, when implementing this policy, it is very important to consider these regional differences in order to meet the goals of the support policies efficiently.


Key words: Forage crops support, regional comparison, probit model, Turkey.