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Title: An economic analysis of energy requirements and input costs for tomato production in Turkey
Authors: Uludağ Üniversitesi/Ziraat Fakültesi/Tarım Ekonomisi Bölümü.
Uludağ Üniversitesi/Ziraat Fakültesi/Tarım Makinaları Bölümü.
Çetin, Bahattin
Vardar, Ali
Keywords: Energy requirements
Tomato production
Input costs
Energy ratio
Data acquisition
Energy utilization
Renewable energy resources
Lycopersicon esculentum
Data acquisition
Energy utilization
Cenergy useost-benefit analysis
Energy use
Industrial production
Production cost
Questionnaire survey
Science & technology - other topics
Energy & fuels
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science
Citation: Çetin, B. ve Vardar, A. (2008). ''An economic analysis of energy requirements and input costs for tomato production in Turkeys''. Renewable Energy, 33(3), 428-433.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine direct and indirect input energy in per hectare in tomato (industrial type) production and compare it with production costs. The research also sought to analyse the effect of farm size. For this purpose, the data were collected from 95 tomato farmers by questionnaire method. The results indicated that tomato production consumed a, total of 45.53 GJ ha(-1) of which diesel energy consumption was 34.82% followed by fertilizer and machinery energy. Output-input energy ratio and energy productivity were found to be 0.80 and 0.99 kg of tomato MJ(-1), respectively. Cost analysis revealed that the most important cost items were labour costs, machinery costs, land rent and pesticide costs. According to the benefit-cost ratio, large farms were more successful in energy use and economic performance. It was concluded that energy use management at farm level could be improved to give more efficient and economic use of energy.
ISSN: 0960-1481
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