Acreage Allocation Model Estimation and Policy Evaluations for Major Crops in Turkey
A. Ali Koc
May 1999 [99-WP 220]
Koc, A.A. 1999. "Acreage Allocation Model Estimation and Policy Evaluations for Major Crops in Turkey." Working paper 99-WP 220. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.
This study estimates a system of supply equations for major field crops in Turkey and evaluates alternative agricultural policies for crop supply control. The author suggests that the supply of major field crops in Turkey responds significantly to both own-price and substitute price changes. The Turkish wheat price or gross return is the most important factor determining area allocation in Turkish field crops. Findings from this study will be useful to policy makers who establish agricultural policy on issues such as crop support prices, input subsidies, and input restrictions.