A qualitative and quantitative analysis of Turkish forest policy documents in the rural development scope


YURDAKUL EROL S. , YILDIRIM H. T.

CIENCIA RURAL, cilt.47, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

Özet

The interaction between forest resources and forest villagers has made rural development a privileged component of Turkish forest policy. In this context the main aim of the study was to investigate the framing of rural development issues in national forest policy by using content analysis method. The economic aspect is the most prominent dimension regarding rural development in the context of national forest policy, environmental and socio-cultural factors follow it respectively. Also, the main approach depends on supporting the forest villagers and its development is seen as an essential tool to protect the forest resources.