Rural Poverty in Turkey: The Role of Agriculture
According to the poverty line method, there are significant differences between rural and urban
poverty indicators in our country during the period between 2002 and 2014. The problem of poverty in rural
areas is more prevalent than in urban areas. When the figures are examined as urban-rural, it is seen that these
figures are much higher in the rural. So we can say that agriculture can play an important role in reducing
poverty. Achieving agricultural growth by applying new technologies is one of the most important ways to
reduce rural poverty. The impact of such efforts on the rural poor, however, depends on initial conditions, the
structure of relevant institutions, and incentives.
Keywords - Poverty, Poverty Alleviation, Poverty in Turkey.