Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Case Study Volume 7 Issue 9

Urban Agricultural Practices in Turkey: The Case of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Adnan SÖYLEMEZ* and Hakkı M. Ay

Selçuk University Vocational School of Social Sciences Konya, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Adnan SÖYLEMEZ, Selçuk University Vocational School of Social Sciences Konya, Turkey.

Received: July 07, 2023; Published: August 18, 2023

Abstract

Cities require large tracts of land to feed their large populations and become dependent on large quantities of food. While these circumstances is enhancing tendency to urban agriculture in the world, it also forces the countries to produce new policies on urban agriculture. It is known that urban agriculture contributes to decreasing poverty, local economic development, productively reuse of urban waste and wastewater, food safety, sustaining biodiversity. Due to the problems in the food supply, agriculture has started to come to the fore again in the municipalities. The development will start from the local and the local municipalities should be the owner of this work. Municipalities should be responsible not only for infrastructure services but also for agriculture. The role of municipalities is important in conscious and environmentally friendly agricultural practices. In addition to agricultural practices, municipalities should be able to provide great support for the preservation and protection of seeds and the continuation of varieties. In this study, the activities of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for urban agriculture practices are discussed. Within the framework of the research, first of all, a literature review was made. Afterwards, the reports and statistical data of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Agricultural Services Department were scanned. Finally, the proposal for urban agriculture was brought up for other local governments.

JEL Codes: H75, R58, O13

Keywords: Urban Agricultural; Local Governments; Turkey; Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

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Citation

Citation: Adnan SÖYLEMEZ and Hakkı M. Ay. “Urban Agricultural Practices in Turkey: The Case of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.9 (2023): 31-36.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Adnan SÖYLEMEZ and Hakkı M. Ay. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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