On the possibility of growing bamboo as an alternative crop in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey

Devlet Toksoy, Hasan Ayyildiz, Musatafa Var, Kazuto Shima, Chiba Kyozo

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This study investigates by a direct questionnaire suvery the response of 508 tea farmers to bamboo as an alternative crop in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. It is found that 77.6 per cent of the participants were not satisfied with tea farming and 76.8 per cent of the participants emphasised that they would like to consider growing an alternative crop. However, 49.6 per cent were not aware of the potential of bamboo. After providing some information about bamboo, only 18.3 per cent farmers were willing to try growing bamboo as an alternative crop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Bamboo and Rattan
Volume5
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • Alternative crop
  • Bamboo
  • Tea producers
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On the possibility of growing bamboo as an alternative crop in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. / Toksoy, Devlet; Ayyildiz, Hasan; Var, Musatafa; Shima, Kazuto; Kyozo, Chiba.

In: Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, Vol. 5, No. 1-2, 2006, p. 73-78.

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Toksoy, Devlet ; Ayyildiz, Hasan ; Var, Musatafa ; Shima, Kazuto ; Kyozo, Chiba. / On the possibility of growing bamboo as an alternative crop in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. In: Journal of Bamboo and Rattan. 2006 ; Vol. 5, No. 1-2. pp. 73-78.
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