ASSESSMENT OF NATIONAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY WITH R'WOT TECHNIQUE SAMPLE OF TURKEY


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Taşcıoğlu Y.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.28, no.4A, pp.3030-3036, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4A
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3030-3036
  • Keywords: R'WOT, Rural development, National Rural Development Strategy, Turkey
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The study was focused on investigation of National Rural Development Strategy: 2014-2020 document of Turkey. The document had entered into force on 21 February 2015 with Official Gazette no:29274. The strategy was prepared under collaboration of five ministries. Agriculture and Forestry (formerly Food, Agriculture and Livestock), Development, Foreign Affairs - EU Directorate (formerly European Union (EU) Affairs, Environment and Urbanization and Internal Affairs. The prioritisation of rural areas in Turkey was analyzed and assessed with R'WOT (Ranking SWOT) technique of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis within the scope of determined strategies. According to the R'WOT analysis results, it was detected that infrastructure and irrigation investments, forestation and land consolidation need to be increased. The National Rural Development Strategy has five strategic objectives. 'Betterment of the rural environment and maintaining the sustainability of natural resources', which is the second strategic objective, should be prioritised due to the results retrieved.