THE IMPACT OF REGIONAL FOOD PRODUCTS ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Nursel Türksoy, Harun Hurma, Çağdaş Inan

Abstract


With the diversity of agricultural products combined with cultural richness, local food products are gaining importance. The impact of local food products development has increased over time. People living in rural areas mostly provide a livelihood for farming, agriculture and livestock are made intensively. Therefore, the locals can contribute to the rural development of the region by marketing local food products that reflect their own food culture, tradition, as well as producing their food requirements.

Saroz Bay, located in northeastern Turkey, is an important region regarding reflecting the diversity of agricultural products to food products with its cultural richness. In this study, locally produced food products and how they affect development are investigated. For this purpose, 271 questionnaires were applied to the tourists who visited Saroz Gulf, and the results were analyzed and interpreted through charts. As a result, it was mostly preferred to purchase the regional food products as visitors participated in the region, and the sale of foodstuff produced in the region is considered important.


Keywords


rural development, local food, local people.

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