International Competitiveness: Analysis of Turkish Animal Husbandry: An Empirical Study in GAP Region

Ferhat SELLI, İ.Hakkı ERASLAN, Dababrata CHOWDHURY, Arun SUKUMAR

Abstract


Animal husbandry sector plays an important role in nutrition, and has so many economic functions such as increasing national income and level of welfare, providing raw material for food, textile, leather, cosmetic and medicine sectors. At the same time, the sector has many other effective social functions such as decreasing and preventing migration, and decreasing registered and unregistered employment. In addition, the human being benefits from all the materials of the animals from their skin to their nails. This research reveals the international competitiveness level of Turkish animal husbandry sector by emphasizing to GAP region of the Turkey using Porter’s Diamond Model. Principle features of the competitiveness structure were explained and strategies were recommended in order to make the sector more competitive in the world. Both primary and secondary research methods were employed during the research. Keywords: Animal Husbandry, Strategy, Turkey, Competitive Advantage

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/erm.v2i1.332

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