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Destekleme ve Teknoloji Politikalarının Çukurova Bölgesinde Mısır Tarımı Üzerine Etkisi

Effects of Agricultural Support and Technology Policies on Corn Farming in Çukurova Region

Erkan Aktaş () and Oğuz Yurdakul

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this study, corn farms in Çukurova Region were analyzed based on crop questionnaires obtained from 148 farms. Input costs and gross margins per hectare were calculated for both primary and second crop corn grown in the region. A “Translog Cost Function” was fitted to the data in order to analyze regional input demand. Further, a supply model was constructed for corn crop and short run effects of Bt corn seed use in the region was analyzed. Results indicate that input demands were inelastic with respect to prices. However, machinery rent costs, pesticide and fertilizer were found more elastic than the other inputs. Therefore those inputs should be given more attention, when developing agricultural product policies for corn farming. It was also estimated in this study that, when Bt seeds are used in second crop corn farming in Çukurova Region, gross margins of the farmers would increase by 71.4 percent. Under this assumptions, wheat plus second crop corn farming would be a more profitable production alternative.

Keywords: Corn; Agricultural Policy; Bt; Translog Cost Function; Çukurova Region (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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