Comparative Analysis of Hazelnut Farming Enterprises' Approach to Agricultural Insurance: Case Study of Duzce Province

Harun Kabaoglu, Avni Birinci


This research was carried out in order to compare the individual characteristics of the producers with and without the agricultural insurance, the structural characteristics of the hazelnut manufacturing enterprises and the characteristics of the information sources, and to show the similarities and differences between them in all the provinces of Duzce province where hazelnut production is concentrated. Duzce province center and 7 provinces were interviewed face to face in 2016 with a total of 319 producers selected by simple random sampling method, of which 96 had agricultural insurance and 223 had no agricultural insurance, and the result of the survey the proportional distributions of the obtained data were made. As a result of the analysis, the ratio of the high income group was 2.7% among those who did not have the agricultural insurance but this rate was found to be 26% in the insured of agriculture insured. Among those who did not receive agricultural insurance, the rate of those who suffered from agricultural disaster was 31,8%, while this rate was 82,3% for those who have agricultural insurance. While the ratio of those who use agricultural loans in those who do not have agricultural insurance is 50,2%, this ratio is 78,1% in those who have agricultural insurance.

Keywords: Survey, Duzce, hazelnut, agricultural insurance

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-4-19

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702