Managing Rural Employment for Sustainability and Efficiency of Agriculture

Ceylan R. F.

Eurasian Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol.3, no.1, pp.1-15, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Journal Name: Eurasian Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Journal Indexes: Asos İndeks
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-15
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Demand for agricultural labour use is persistent regardless of the improvements. There are many agricultural activities that call incorporation of low-skilled labour. With rising technology incorporation, demand for high-skilled labour rises. Keeping low-skilled workers in the sector is also important for macroeconomic concerns as management of unemployment or providing sustainable income for rural population to keep this population away from internal migration to city centres. Yet, there are effective factors in keeping this population in rural and in agricultural activities. Some of these factors were evaluated in this paper. The effect of recent COVID-19 process and in-boarder or foreign labour migration was searched and evaluated due to changing labour composition and varying costs. Thereafter, the gender problem related to women’s over existence in agricultural activities and their intention to move out like as the young generations were evaluated depending on the recent literature and figures.