Title: Supply response of sunflower in Turkey

Authors: Derya İlkay Abdikoğlu; Gökhan Unakıtan

Addresses: Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey ' Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey

Abstract: Domestic oil seed production in Turkey does not meet the growing population's vegetable oil consumption. Sunflower is one of the most important oil seeds in Turkey. Sunflower production should be increased in order to meet the vegetable oil demand from the domestic production. Sunflower supply is affected by various factors. The aim of the study is to determine the sensitivity of the change in sunflower sowing areas to sunflower price and other product prices in Turkey. According to the results, the short run elasticity of sunflower price is calculated as 0.09 and the long run elasticity is 0.32. When the elasticity coefficients are examined, it is seen that in sunflower production, the producers are not very sensitive to prices when taking the decisions of sowing area. For this reason, agricultural policies aimed at solving structural problems should be emphasised in order to increase production.

Keywords: wheat price; sunflower price; sunflower production area; supply response; Turkey.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2017.10011419

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2017 Vol.3 No.3, pp.224 - 232

Received: 07 Aug 2017
Accepted: 18 Nov 2017

Published online: 09 Mar 2018 *

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