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Adıyaman has a high potential with its climate suitable for agricultural production, fertile soil and water resources. Adıyaman has come to the forefront with its crop production and under cover production in recent years. Compared to other regions, animal production does not have an advantageous position as vegetative and greenhouse production.

 

Agricultural activities are still the most important sector in rural areas. Adıyaman agriculture sector has a share of 14.4% of the GDP created by the province. Adıyaman ranks 46th among 81 provinces in terms of the size of the agricultural product in 2018, and the share of the agricultural sector from GDP shows fluctuations over the years.

 

Table 1: Share of Agricultural Sector from Gross Domestic Product (%)

Year

Turkey

Adıyaman

Gaziantep

Kilis

2018

5,8

14,4

5,5

20,2

2017

6,1

13,5

4,1

21,5

2016

6,2

13,4

5,2

20,7

2015

6,9

13,4

6,1

26,5

2014

6,6

12,6

4,0

20,9

Source: Turkstat

 

 

Adıyaman has a total agricultural area of ​​2,343,406 decares. Adıyaman province agricultural area consists of 34.3% of TRC1 Region agricultural area and 1% Turkey’s total agricultural area.

 

In Adıyaman, 75.8% of the agricultural area is used in the production of cereals and other vegetable products, 19.7% is used in the vegetable gardens area, 2% is used in the production of fruits, drinks and spice plants, and ornamental plants are not produced in city.

Table 2: Agricultural Lands (decares) (2018)

 

 

Field of Cereals and Other Crop Products

 

Vegetable Gardens Land

 

Fruits, Beverage and Spice Crops Area

Türkiye

231.854.634

154.214.967

35.127.733

Adıyaman

2.343.406

1.770.925

6.453

Gaziantep

3.459.137

1.246.598

7.810

Kilis

1.029.448

391.601

40.913

Source: Turkstat

 

An important part of Adiyaman territory is surrounded by Ataturk Dam which in turn results in important potential for agricultural diversity.

 

In Adiyaman Province and Districts there some project ideas and important potentials as below:

 

- Modern almond gardens

- Rose, cherry, fig, dwarf apple, goji berry growing

- Greenhouse and mushroom cultivation

- Developing greenhouse, viticulture, pomegranate, olive growing in Kâhta

- Beekeeping activities in the district of Tut

 

- Drip irrigation and organic farming activities in the district of Tut,Gerger, Çelikhan, Sincik.

- Organic farming and grapes cultivation in districts of  Besni and Gölbaşı

- Ecological vineyards and almond breeding

- Seedling production enterprises



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