Determination of effective factors and profitability on quince farmers in Turkey

Şirikçi B. S., Gül M.

Custos e Agronegocio, vol.17, no.2, pp.310-325, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Custos e Agronegocio
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-325
  • Keywords: Quince, Profitability, Relative profit, Factor analysis, Tobit model, Turkey
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


This study aims to determine effective factors in Turkey in the growing of quince and profitability. The primary material of the study was the data obtained by the survey method from 204 farmers in the districts and villages of Sakarya, Bursa, Antalya, Bilecik and Denizli, where quince growing is carried out intensively. The data used in the study were for the 2014 production period. Factors affecting quince growing were determined by factor analysis. Tobit and linear models were used to determine the factors affecting relative profitability. According to the results of factor analysis, effectual factors in quince growing; experience, sustainability, support and organisation, informatics, input, public extension activities, marketing structure. Based on Tobit model, the variables affecting the relative profitability of quince growing in the region; sustainability, marketing structure, quince growing system, indebtedness status in the last five years, frequency of following agricultural fairs. According to the linear model; It was determined that the variables of marketing structure, quince farming system, sustainability and frequency of newspaper reading were statistically significant. Thus, according to models of which were essential parameters for the development of the production obtained variables, quince and policymakers/decision-makers can bring about improvements in Turkey is advisable, quince production improvements at this point. Just in case the gains to be made by policymakers/decision-makers can be achieved improvements quince production in Turkey.