Distribution of Agricultural Lands

///Distribution of Agricultural Lands
Distribution of Agricultural Lands 2018-01-04T12:53:31+00:00

The usage of agricultural lands in the district in terms of production is summarised below:

Product                                          Planted Area (Hectares)
Cotton                                                 3.500
Wheat                                                 2.450
Barley                                                  800
Oats                                                     350
Vetch                                                   650

The number of trees and the amounts land allocated to garden products within the district are as follows:

Product                                        Quantity
Olive Trees                                        1.000.000
Fig Trees                                            4.550
Peach/Nectarine Trees                   2.200

Product                                        Planted Area (Hectares)
Tomatoes                                          30
Watermelon                                     50
Melon                                                150
Cucumber                                         10
Aubergine                                         10
Peppers                                             15

A look at the agricultural history of Didim shows that agriculture was based on tobacco and dry cereals up until the 1980’s. With a quota being placed on tobacco production and the rapid development of tourism in Didim, agriculture was negatively affected by the sale of agricultural lands. With a decision of the Cabinet of Ministers regarding the reformation of agricultural lands, Didim and its hinterland was declared an agricultural reform area. Since then, agricultural activity in Didim has been turned around and hopes have been renewed. After the establishment of the Agricultural Reform Regional Directorate in Didim, activities have accelerated. A plant adaptation area has been established in Didim and research on the soil showed that the area is most suited to olive production. In 2002 farmers in the Fevzi Paşa area received 28 decares of land each to produce olives. Later on, farmers in the Akyeniköy and Akköy areas were also provided with land.