DESIGN AND PROPOSITION OF TECHNOLOGY POLICIES TO DIFFUSE GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES IN TURKEY: A CASE FOR SPEAKING PLANT APPROACH

2021-6
Baykal, Serra
Main purpose of this thesis is to explore closed cultivation environment as greenhouses under protected cultivation in Turkey, emphasizing advanced production methods in use, challenges of improving current operations and ways of diffusing advanced tools and equipment through policies. In order to specify needs and solutions towards diffusing greenhouse technologies, solutions compatible to Speaking Plant Approach are centered. Protected cultivation technologies are not diffused at the potential level in Turkey, compared to countries known with their greenhouse operations and their scientific contribution in advancing Speaking Plant Approach, as Netherlands and Japan. Beside of financial investment concerns, key development areas need to be investigated with an interdisciplinary aspect to ensure policies have a holistic approach. Functional categories are designed and elaborated in accordance with Technological Innovation System approach to generate policy instruments and recommendations. The functional analysis underlines problems to be addressed, in parallel to prioritization made by actors taking part in public policies in agricultural concerns. Accordingly, greenhouse owners selected by different size of operations are included to this study to understand producer needs and expectations in the field. Bearing in mind the country-based resources and infrastructure on greenhouse operations and technologies, policy instruments are presented according to both greenhouse owner expectations and perspectives of public servants in Chambers of Agriculture.

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Citation Formats
S. Baykal, “DESIGN AND PROPOSITION OF TECHNOLOGY POLICIES TO DIFFUSE GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES IN TURKEY: A CASE FOR SPEAKING PLANT APPROACH,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.