The producers' knowledge level on rural development policies in Turkey: A case of Isparta province

Bal T., Sener C. O.

JOURNAL OF FOOD AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT, vol.11, no.2, pp.511-514, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Page Numbers: pp.511-514


The purpose of this paper was to examine the rural development policies implemented in Turkey and to measure the knowledge level of the rural population in Isparta province. In order to fulfill this goal, a survey was realized with producers. The results verified the hypothesis that there is unawareness problem on public institutions on rural development of producers. The survey results indicated that 77.6% of the producers have never visited the Agricultural and Rural Development Support Institution (TKDK) and 89.4% of them the West Mediterranean Development Agency (BAKA) in Isparta province. According to survey results, 92.9% of producers indicated that the government should support the producers on rural development policies through rural development institutions. Nearly all participants were willingly to participate in the decision process of determining rural development policies.