Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 37, Number 1

The assessment of agricultural sector in Turkey and selected EU countries

Irena Kriščiukaitienė, Virginia Namiotko, Ahmet Ali Koç


Turkish agricultural sector plays an important role in the global market. After the accession to EU Turkey will become important competitor to those countries where export of agricultural and food products are comparatively large. This suits to Lithuania and for this reason it is necessary to compare agriculture sector of those countries, which significantly influence global market. There have been several studies aiming to compare agricultural sector in Turkey and other European countries. However, all those studies did not use multiple criteria methods. The aim of the paper is to propose the methodic to assess agricultural sector of Turkey and selected EU countries. The ranks of the countries yielded by the four methods differ insignificantly. The comparison of economic indicators in 2013 as compared to 2007 had growing tendency, but ranks become almost the same with the exception of Romania and Latvia.

JEL codes: C02, Q10.

Keyword(s): multicriteria methods, Turkey, agriculture

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