Foreign Direct Investment in Agriculture and Food Sector in Turkey

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Agricultural Economics, Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Dışkapı/Ankara, Turkey.

2 Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Eskişehir Yolu, 9. Km., Lodumlu, Ankara, Turkey.


While Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) were seen as outflow of capital, with the effect of globalization, has showed upward tendency in a parallel speed to world economy since 1980s, its role in the global economy has gained importance with sweeping of open market ideology. As well as upward tendencies in Foreign Direct Investments also go for agricultural and food sectors, this situation has caused global competition in international markets. In the study, advantages of Turkey in terms of attracting FDI, existing state of foreign direct investments in agricultural and food sectors will be presented. Especially in agricultural sector there are not many studies about FDI. This is a study that has been done to raise attention to this subject and shed light on next researches to be made and that put forth the present situation. It has been benefited from secondary data and percentage method has been used.


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