Utilization of renewable energies in Turkey's agriculture


BAYRAKCI A. G. , KOÇAR G.

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, vol.16, no.1, pp.618-633, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.08.027
  • Title of Journal : RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS
  • Page Numbers: pp.618-633
  • Keywords: Agriculture in Turkey, Solar energy, Wind energy, Biomass energy, Geothermal energy, Hydropower, BIODIESEL PRODUCTION, HYDROPOWER, OIL

Abstract

Agriculture is still the occupation of the majority of Turkish people, despite the share of industry and services rising constantly. In terms of agricultural lands, Turkey is also one of the largest countries in the world. Fruits and field crops make up for the most of vegetable products, wheat being the leading crop. Turkey has a high trade surplus with the EU-27 (1.5 billion Euros in 2009) mainly due to exports of edible fruits and nuts, preparations of fruit and vegetables.