INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


AS A SOLUTION FOR THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATIVE ORGANIZATION

This article mainly deals with the links between co-operative organization and sustainable agriculture. For this purpose, in this article, firstly the causes of the ecological crisis are emphasized. The conditions under which sustainable agriculture can occur are explained. As a solution to ecological crisis, the link between cooperative organization and sustainable agriculture is produced. The basic thesis of this work is that agricultural sales cooperatives are organizations that support sustainable agriculture. In general, this basic idea is; It is consistent with the argument that co-operativeism is a form of economic organization suited to sustainable development. It is also possible to say that sustainable agriculture can only succeed with cooperative organization, as cooperatives are institutions supporting sustainable agriculture. As the concept of sustainability is more relevant to the agricultural sector, which is directly linked to the ecosystem, the stronger organizational-managerial and economic strengths of agricultural cooperatives will be a situation that strengthens sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is both economic and ecological. In other words, farmers who are going to be farmers should be able to exist as farmers, develop themselves, ensure continuity, be in an adequate economic level, and increase the contribution of agriculture to the country's economy. Undoubtedly, these expectations should not destroy the habitats, ecosystems, living spaces of present and future generations.



Keywords
Ecology, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Cooperative, Agricultural Cooperative



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