Year 2019, Volume 3 , Issue 3, Pages 155 - 161 2019-09-27

Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey

Abdurrahman Kara [1] , Emre Süreyya Dumlu [2] , Mustafa Uzun [3] , Şerafettin Çakal [4]


The aim of this study was to estimate the utilization rate and financial equivalent of the utilized rangeland forage to quantify the extent of grazing pressure on the semiarid Turkish rangelands, and to attract the public attention to the importance of rangelands in national economy. The study was conducted in Erzurum province of Turkey. In permanent 12 representative sites in each of village rangelands, cages of 1 m height and 1 m × 1 m floor area, were placed and forage under cages was clipped to the ground at the end of the grazing seasons in 2007 and 2008. Simultaneously, the forage outside the cages was sampled with random quadrats. Financial equivalent of the utilized rangeland forage was estimated using surrogate market valuation method.  In data analysis were employed descriptive statistical methods and one-way ANOVA test. According to the results, the average rangeland dry forage yield was 1012 kg.ha–1 and rangeland utilization rate was 69 per cent, roughly two-fold higher than suggested rates. Under the prevailing conditions, the financial equivalent of the utilized rangeland forage is about 526 TRY or 92 USD per hectare. It was concluded that utilization rate or grazing period should be deflated by 50% for sustainable resource use by allowing rangeland plants to regenerate.

Rangeland forage, Semiarid rangelands, Financial equivalent, Surrogate market valuation, Eastern Anatolia
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Primary Language en
Subjects Agriculture, Agricultural, Engineering, Agricultural Economics And Policy, Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Published Date September 2019
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-7207-2589
Author: Abdurrahman Kara (Primary Author)
Institution: DICLE UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0154-8927
Author: Emre Süreyya Dumlu
Institution: Eastern Anatolia Agricultural Research Institute
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-9778-4117
Author: Mustafa Uzun
Institution: Eastern Anatolia Agricultural Research Institute
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-9404-0860
Author: Şerafettin Çakal
Institution: Eastern Anatolia Agricultural Research Institute
Country: Turkey


Supporting Institution General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policy
Project Number TAGEM/HAYSÜD/05/01/01/01
Dates

Application Date : June 21, 2019
Acceptance Date : September 19, 2019
Publication Date : September 27, 2019

Bibtex @research article { jaefs622939, journal = {International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2618-5946}, address = {Dicle University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture, 21280 Diyarbakir / Turkey}, publisher = {Gültekin ÖZDEMİR}, year = {2019}, volume = {3}, pages = {155 - 161}, doi = {10.31015/jaefs.2019.3.7}, title = {Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {Kara, Abdurrahman and Dumlu, Emre Süreyya and Uzun, Mustafa and Çakal, Şerafettin} }
APA Kara, A , Dumlu, E , Uzun, M , Çakal, Ş . (2019). Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences , 3 (3) , 155-161 . DOI: 10.31015/jaefs.2019.3.7
MLA Kara, A , Dumlu, E , Uzun, M , Çakal, Ş . "Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 3 (2019 ): 155-161 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaefs/issue/48298/622939>
Chicago Kara, A , Dumlu, E , Uzun, M , Çakal, Ş . "Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 3 (2019 ): 155-161
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ISNAD Kara, Abdurrahman , Dumlu, Emre Süreyya , Uzun, Mustafa , Çakal, Şerafettin . "Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey". International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences 3 / 3 (September 2019): 155-161 . https://doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2019.3.7
AMA Kara A , Dumlu E , Uzun M , Çakal Ş . Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey. int. j. agric. environ. food sci.. 2019; 3(3): 155-161.
Vancouver Kara A , Dumlu E , Uzun M , Çakal Ş . Twofold excessive utilization rate yields high financial equivalent but seriously threatens public rangelands in Turkey. International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences. 2019; 3(3): 161-155.