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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.037

EVALUATION OF THE LAND CONSOLIDATION STUDIES DONE FOR VARIOUS PURPOSES IN TURKEY

K. KARATAS, M. N. SOZEN
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-02-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 22, 299-306 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.037

ABSTRACT

In Turkey, it is essential to use agricultural land efficiently by obtaining more harvests from unit area in order to afford the increasing population needs on food supply, generate higher revenue from agriculture, and develop country. In doing so, the key movement is the practice of land consolidation. Land consolidation studies, which started in 1961, have been mainly aimed at linking roads and irrigation networks by clustering amorphous, scattered, fragmented, and small agricultural lands. As gaining momentum in the early 2000s, Land consolidation practices are applied in different areas by expanding its content and frame. As well as the arrangement of agricultural areas, it also aims to improve the living condition of famers. At the end of the process of the land consolidation studies in rural areas, the consolidation rates are calculated, and it is associated with the success of the project.
In this study, five different projects, conducted in Balıkesir, Izmir, Denizli ve Şanlıurfa of provinces, are examined. The comparisons are made based on the aspects of land consolidation projects; cadastral structures, ownership status, direct access of the land to the road network, status of the shareholders, rating studies, fixed installations, interviews, distributions, land subdivision and merge ratios. Inspected LC projects are collected under five titles, integration of lands, escaped confiscation, irrigation, drainage, and renewal cadastres, according to their purposes.
Because of distribution of parcels, copartnerships, lack of transportation, drainage and irrigation demand in studies of Land Consolidation, occupants look at these studies in a positive light. Main purposes of the Land consolidation projects, integration of lands, irrigation, drainage, escaped confiscation and renewal cadastre, must be one or a few of their purposes. While setting an objective, cadastral properties, stationary facilities and requirements of agricultural infrastructure in Land consolidation construction site have been scrutinized.

Keywords: land consolidation, irrigation, expropriation, consolidation rate, renewal cadastre.