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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2016 Vol.7(6): 458-463 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2016.V7.820

An Overview of the Impacts of Global Climate Change on Farmland in Turkey

Ayse Ozcan and Eric Strauss
Abstract—Turkey is a country located in a semi-arid climate. As a result of worldwide climate change, dry land farming will drift to the north, decreasing agricultural productivity. Currently in Turkey agriculture generates 7.2% of GDP, 11.3 % of exports, 21.5 % of employment and constitutes 34% of the land area. The amount of agricultural land has decreased 15% since 2000. Future projections for the country show an increase in temperature and a reduction in precipitation. This affects the type of crops grown and the use of water resources for irrigation and power production. Government policy must be specifically designed to positively deal with these specific impacts.

Index Terms—Climate change, agriculture, water resources, GDP, Turkey.

Ayse Ozcan is with Giresun University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Giresun, Turkey (e-mail:
Eric Strauss is with Michigan State University, School of Planning, Design and Construction, East Lansing, MI, USA (e-mail:


Cite: Ayse Ozcan and Eric Strauss, "An Overview of the Impacts of Global Climate Change on Farmland in Turkey," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 458-463, 2016.

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