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1- Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Selcuk University, 42130, Konya, Turkey.
2- Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Selcuk University, 42130, Konya, Turkey. , aysunyener@selcuk.edu.tr
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Agricultural production is very important in terms of both energy production and consumption. The main purpose of this study was to calculate the energy values, productivity, and energy efficiency of inputs used in sunflower production in Konya. The sample volume was calculated as 51 by using the Neyman Method of the Stratified Random Sampling Method. In the energy balance analysis of enterprises, the energy equations of all outputs and inputs used in sunflower production were acquired by multiplying with conversion coefficients. Energy output and input equations were calculated for unit sunflower production (MJ kg-1). In conclusion, it was ascertained that 25.26% of the total energy input per hectare comprised direct energy and 74.74% consisted of indirect energy. Energy use efficiency in the research area was 4.94, while the specific energy value was 5.06 MJ kg-1. In other words, 5.06 MJ kg-1 of energy was consumed for 1 kg of sunflower production. The price of 1 kg of sunflower is USD 0.60. The average Technical Efficiency (TE) of the enterprises in the research area was 0.874, and 29.41% of the enterprises producing sunflowers were efficient in energy use per production, whereas 70.58% were less efficient enterprises. Saving energy in sunflower production will have a positive economic impact on the business.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Agricultural Economics/Agriculture Natural Resource
Received: 2021/01/18 | Accepted: 2021/08/23

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