DETERMINATION OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS THAT AFFECT SUSTAINABILITY IN RANGELANDS IN TURKEY


Cevher C., ALTUNKAYNAK B. , Koksal O., Ataseven Y., Gul U., Ataseven Z. Y. , ...More

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY, vol.18, no.2, pp.605-615, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-615

Abstract

The aim of the study is to examine the effects of breeders socio-economic aspects (breeder and enterprise characteristics) on rangelands use. The study area covers 18 provinces in which the rangelands development efforts have mostly been carried out. The data have been collected from 1461 breeders who are randomly chosen from face to face interviews according to Stratified Sampling Method. 34.2% of the breeders state the rangelands are sustainable. 22.7% hold the rangelands are partly sustainable. The data are tested by the results of Ordinal Logistic Regression analysis and commented. According to the analysis results; regional level, place of residence and land size have a significant effect on rangelands sustainability (p < 0.05). The number of breeders who state the rangelands are sustainable in the Aegean region is 18.992 times higher than the breeders in the Southeastern region. The number of breeders who agree on rangelands sustainability in the Central Anatolia region is 10.665 times higher than the breeders in the Southeastern region. On the other hand, the number of breeders who maintain the rangelands are sustainable in the East Anatolia region is 3.442 times higher than the ones in the Southeastern region.