Biotech Studies 1996, Vol 5, Num, 1

PARITIES IN TURKISH AGRICULTURE FOR SELECTED CROPS

Orhan YAVUZ

Viewed : 286 - Downloaded : 217 Price parity estimations are used extensively for determining agricultural crop prices and for planning and directing production. In this study wheat, barley, maize, lentil, chickpea, cotton, tobacco, sugar beet, potato and sunflower crops were analyzed. In addition, sesame and peanut were taken in the analysis as an alternative crops to those mentioned. The data processed covers 24 years from 1990 to 1993.

The aim of this study was to find out parities as the prices farmers actually gained and support prices.

The results showed that the parities as farmer gained prices were higher than wheat in tobacco, sesame, peanut, however, they were lower in sugar beet, barley, maize and potato. The prices of crops should be determined at the base of the parities among crops. In this procedure the other factors such as support and incentives etc. should be taken into consideration. Keywords : Agricultural crop; parity; wheat