Current Trends in Natural Sciences, vol.7, no.14, pp.76-80, 2018 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
In Turkey, agricultural lands are mostly composed of small, fragmented and scattered plots. Size of agricultural lands
usually decreased through inheritance, then productivity of these lands decreased in time. As the number of plots
increases, the area to be allocated for plot boundaries, roads, agricultural roads and irrigation canals also increases.
Such an improper structure should be rearranged and efficient time, labor and capital use should be provided with
modern agricultural practices. The objective in such practices should also be the optimum utilization of agricultural
inputs to improve efficiency and yield levels in production activities and ultimately to improve life standards of rural
people. Agricultural infrastructure should be rehabilitated to meet ever-increasing food demands of increasing
population and to meet raw material needs of various industries. Rehabilitation of agricultural infrastructure requires
integration and implementation of several inter-related economic policies. Among such policies, land consolidation and
on-farm development services are the leading ones. In this study, present land consolidation practices of Turkey were
generally assessed and recommendations were provided for better, reliable and sustainable implementations.