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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1969. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1969, the author. Used by permission.


In developing countries, agriculture is the sector in which most of the people live and in which productivity per person is the lowest in the economy.Most of the developing countries follow the pattern of industrial expansion in developing their agricultural-oriented economy to a balanced economy.Developing countries try to increase agricultural productivity not only for raising living standards but also to provide agricultural surpluses to finance increased manufacturing activity.But many developing countries produce and supply the same products for the world’s market.Countries compete in the market and market prices do not absorb all products, prices decline and the efforts of the nations to obtain income thus fail.

Turkey has had the same production and export problem with some products in recent years.Through government policy and insufficient marketing services, huge storage stocks for tobacco, sugar, hazel-nuts and tea have resulted.

In this study, an analysis of the present situation and problems of the Turkish sugar industry will be presented.In spite of important growth in the production of sugar beets and sugar in Turkey since 1950, there are many problems to be solved in these industries.The objectives of this study are:

(1) To give a better understanding of the Turkish sugar beet and sugar industry.

(2) To determine the problems of the industries.

(3) To suggest some solution for the problems.

Advisor:Glenn A. Helmers