Agriculture and Livestock of Antalya

Mild climate and fertile soils of Antalya establish a unique environment for agriculture and livestock development in the region. Agriculture and livestock production form a considerable part of regional GNP and employment sector. Crop production, livestock farming and livestock products in Antalya make 4.7 million Turkish liras in bulk GNP of Turkey. Antalya is the major producer and importer of vegetables, fruits, flower products, medical and aromatic herbs, spices in the country. Greenhouse production of Antalya makes 53% of total greenhouse production over Turkey, considerable amount of products exported abroad. Main crops are: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants.

 

Agriculture and forestry products make 55% of total export of Antalya

Agriculture and Livestock of Antalya

Agricultural areas of Antalya are used for the production of: field crops, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits

Wheat, barley and oats are the most cultivated field crops. Additionally, cotton, sesame, onion, peanuts, chickpeas and other vegetables are grown on an area of 35 thousand hectares. Greenhouse production facilities occupies an area of about 32 thousand hectares. Tomatoes, peppers, beans, eggplants, cucumbers, melons and watermelons are produced in greenhouses. Antalya is the major producer of oranges and bananas in Turkey and production of lemons and grapefruits is a steady source of income for producers. Meanwhile, the production of apples, pears, plums, quince, peaches, apricots, grapes, carob, cranberry is under ramp-up.

Years 2002 2015
Production Turkey Antalya % Turkey Antalya %
Plant

Production Value

32.264.200 1.517.244 4,70 119.724.118 8.124.336 6,79
Livestock Production Value 10.470.768 169.201 1,62 73.102.253 1.061.548 1,45
Animal

Product

Value

9.399.981 131.004 1,39 55.670.771 343.552 0,62
Total 52.134.949 1.817.449 3,49 248.497.142 9.529.436 3,83

Olives and olive oil production is a new agricultural trend in Antalya. Among promising areas of production avocado trees and Brazil nut trees planting should be mentioned.

Agriculture and Livestock of Antalya

Agricultural industry of Antalya stands out for using of modern technologies and equipment, such as latest irrigation systems, mineral fertilizes and organic amendments. Agricultural equipment and machinery is updated constantly. Forestry of Antalya makes one fourth of total resin production in Turkey. Core production goes to timber and pillars.

 

Livestock of Antalya is slower in the development, prior to the reduction of lay lands in the Mediterranean region. The number of goats and sheep is reduced, while the number of cattle is increasing. Fish farming and production in Mediterranean Sea turned out to be a new trend along with fishery.

Shares of Antalya in Turkey Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exports

2002

2012

2013

2014

Amount

(Ton)

Value

(1.000 $)

Amount

(Ton)

Value

(1.000 $)

Amount

(Ton)

Value

(1.000 $)

Amount

(Ton)

Value

(1.000 $)

TURKEY 1.607.328 550.534 3.023.893 2.183.721 3.345.253 2.348.553 3.531.681 2.393.535
ANTALYA 146.322 69.966 563.852 478.003 591.812 533.035 652.819 543.095

Besides, Antalya is a significant producer of milk and dairy products, meat, honey and eggs. The share of agriculture production in the GNP of Antalya makes 18%, while the share of agriculture production in Turkey in total – 14% of GNP.

Agriculture and Livestock of Antalya is the second most important industry for the future economic growth in the Mediterranean region.