Agriculture

Agricultural Land

The northern part of the Karaman Province is covered with steppe plants and the southern part is covered with forest. 2/3 of the land is mountainous. The city center is located in the plain, just south of the Taurus extension.

Total area of Karaman is 885.100 hectares decares, of which 37% is agricultural land and 22% is meadow pasture lands. 232.794 hectares (71%) of our city's total agricultural land of 327.058 hectares is irrigable. 109.552 ha (47%) of this irrigable area is irrigated. Although 123.242 ha (53%) is technically and economically suitable for irrigation, it cannot be irrigated due to lack of water.

 

Agricultural Production

Karaman has an important position in the production of cereals and pulses. Products such as Wheat, barley, corn and sugar beet  are grown in the region. Karaman with 27.724 tons of dry bean production ranks 5th in Turkey. Karaman is leading in the production of many products. Karaman is the 5th in the production of chickpeas, 2nd in malted barley production, 5th in fresh onion and fresh garlic, 7th in carrot production, 6th in pear production, 5th in corn (grain), 8th in durum wheat, 6th in dried seed grapes and 10th in sugar beet production.

It is a fruit production center in terms of fruit production and especially apple production. Apple is one of the most important agricultural products of Karaman. Karaman is among the top 3 cities in apple production, although its ranking changes every year according to climatic conditions. Similarly, it ranks first in Turkey with the number of certified apple trees.

Strongly existing agricultural sector in Karaman Province; has contributed to the development of the food sector, food machinery and agricultural machinery sectors in the region. There is a fruit juice processing facility with large capacity in Karaman.It is foreseen that new fruit juice processing facilities can be opened due to the fact that the fruit sector is widespread in the region. 

Livestock

In Karaman where it’s area consist of 21% of the land is composed of pasture and meadow areas livestock sector is an important sector. While bovine animals are feeded in the plains, small cattle breeding is carried out in the mountainous regions.
There are 15 milk facilities which of them with large capacity in the region. 

According to TUIK (Turkish Statistical Institute) data for 2021, animal stock and honey production in Karaman are as follows:

 Animal Wealth and Honey Production

 Unit

 Total Number of Bovine

  67,174

 Total Number of Sheep and Goat

 821.740

 Poultry

  1,276,165

Honey Production (Tons)

 301

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