Information and communication technology: an assessment of Turkish agriculture

Tekin A. B.

OUTLOOK ON AGRICULTURE, cilt.40, ss.147-156, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5367/oa.2011.0043
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.147-156


Agriculture is a strategic process of producing food and fibre to supply basic requirements. Its strategic importance has been tested many times throughout history in conflicts among nations and also by environmental constraints. The increase in world population is an additional and significant factor. In an increasingly turbulent environment, the survival and growth of agricultural production could be aided through the effective use of information and communication technology (ICT). This article aims to shed light on the current state of ICT in Turkish agriculture by evaluating data published by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). In addition, the author discusses barriers to and the promise of the use of ICT in agriculture.