JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY-COGRAFYA DERGISI, no.32, pp.19-32, 2016 (ESCI)
There are two types of olives in the canakkale province: Olea europea oleaster (wild) and Olea europea sativa (reclaimed). The canakkale province is in the records as having first begun with ancient olive activities in Greece, in the Gargara, Kucukkuyu, and Assos in Ayvacik districts. It is important for Canakkale's olives in to have a place in agricultural activities consisting of 27.175 hectares. The share of agriculture in the areas of olives is 8,15 %. There are also 4,413,357 units consisting of many olive trees, especially the Ayvalik variety of species, which is used for oil in canakkale province. Ezine and Ayvacik are the most important locations for olives in the canakkale province. These two districts have 74.27% of the olive trees. Olive production activity is negatively influenced by costs and low price policies in the province. Sliding, weeds, diseases, and transportation difficulties are the most important priorities awaiting solutions.