An analysis of socio-economic and environmental sustainability of goat production in the Taurus Mountain Villages in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey, with consideration of gender roles

dc.contributor.authorDavran, M. K.en
dc.contributor.authorOcak, S.en
dc.contributor.authorSecer, A.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialTaurus Mountain Villagesen
dc.coverage.spatialEastern Mediterranean Regionen
dc.coverage.spatialTurkeyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:07:57Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:07:57Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThis article studies the socio-economic and environmental sustainability of goat raising in the villages of the Taurus Mountains located in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey with attention to gender roles. The region was selected for study because Turkey's Ministry of Forestry has banned goat cultivation in the Taurus Mountains creating a drastic decline in the production of goats. The authors employed questionnaires and interviews to collect data from fifty-two women and fifty-eight men. These participants represent 8 villages within 4 different districts. Villages were selected based on their potential for high goat cultivation. The results indicate men and women view protecting the forests differently. A large portion of men were sensitive about conserving forested areas. Women were less concerned with protecting the forest nature than providing their families with inexpensive dairy products. Another factor of this disparity is education. Women have lower levels of education and social cognizance about environmental sustainability. Also, women are the main goat production managers and consider raising goats a necessity.en
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dc.identifier4720en
dc.identifier.citationTropical Animal Health and Production 41(7): 1151-1155en
dc.identifier.issn0049-4747en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68956en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urihttp://springerlink.metapress.com/content/e45lpr2201154w18/en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010en
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectVillage-townen
dc.subjectGoatsen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectLaws and regulationsen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectMenen
dc.subjectForestryen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectLivestocken
dc.subjectAnalysisen
dc.subjectAnimal productionen
dc.subjectDegradationen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectGoat keepingen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectLivestock farmingen
dc.subjectRegulationsen
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectTreesen
dc.subjectWoody plantsen
dc.subjectMediterranean countriesen
dc.subjectRulesen
dc.subjectSocial aspectsen
dc.subjectGoat productionen
dc.subjectTaurus mountainsen
dc.subjectTurkeyen
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Governanceen
dc.titleAn analysis of socio-economic and environmental sustainability of goat production in the Taurus Mountain Villages in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey, with consideration of gender rolesen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten

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