Evaluation of Agricultural Policy and Practice of Turkey Beef Meat Production and Foreign Trade in Last 25 Years


KSU TARIM VE DOGA DERGISI-KSU JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURE, cilt.21, ss.237-244, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18016/ksutarimdoga.v21i41625.472856
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.237-244


When nutritional forms of developed societies are examined, it is seen that consumption of animal protein is considerably higher than in undeveloped societies. Sufficient protein consumption is a developmental sign in terms of nutrition. The fact that nations have sufficient nutritional supplements for protein intake is directly related to the agricultural policies and practices of these policies. Animal protein consumption per capita in Turkey lags far behind the developed countries. The main reason for this is that red meat production and foreign trade policies can not be correctly determined or implemented. Red meat producers and consumers are directly affected by these disruptions. Therefore, this study aimed to examine beef production and foreign trade policies implemented in Turkey in the last 25-year. In the study, official reports and data from academic studies were compiled. When the beef production is examined by years, current consumption level looks sufficient. But, meat consumption in Turkey is lower than that of developed countries. Accordingly, for a higher consumption level, the current cattle production is also insufficient. When the foreign trade data are analyzed, it is seen that the beef import started in 2010 has led to an increase in the price level in contrast to the decline in consumer prices in the long term. Increased input costs and imports are the major obstacles to domestic cattle breeders. According to this; it should be made to meet the needs of Turkey's beef with the way the strengthening of policies to support domestic producers. The Meat Fish Authority should expand its meat processing capacity to meet the needs of the population and to play an active role on the market again.