Eastern Geographical Review

Investigation of Wool-Hair Potential in TRB2 Region


Van Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi, Eğitim Fakültesi, Van, Türkiye

Eastern Geographical Review 2022; 27: 19-36
DOI: 10.5152/EGJ.2022.977195
Read: 317 Downloads: 61 Published: 27 December 2022

Throughout history, humans benefited from animals in different ways. In hunting and gathering societies in pre-agricultural times, the main goal was to meet the needs of feeding and dressing. Besides essential needs, such as meat and milk, one of the common utilization is fiber. While societies develop, the usage rate and form of fleece have changed. While primitive societies used it mainly for dressing and protection from cold, in modern societies, it is used in medicine, vehicles, fertilization, insulation, and various flooring works. Since 1961, more than 2 million tons of animal fiber have been produced annually, which has significance in many countries’ economies. China, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Turkey are the pioneer countries in World wool production. This research, which deals with the temporal and spatial distribution of wool production in Turkey, based on the comparison of level 2, reveals the difference of the TRB2 sub-region. Although the TRB2 sub-region (Bitlis, Hakkâri, Muş, Van) that forms the study area is the leading province in Turkey in terms of wool potential, its insignificance in the farmer’s economy or rural economy led to the investigation of the subject. This research uses FAOSTAT, which produces Food and Agriculture data, publications of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) of 1923-1990, current data from TUIK, and village-based micro-scale data of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. With the relevant micro-scale data and observations, it aims to create a suitable gathering area to make the fleece functional and bring it into the economy.

Cite this article as: Ertaş, N. (2022). Investigation of wool-hair potential in TRB2 region. Eastern Geographical Review, 27(48), 19-36.

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