The agricultural sector has a vital importance for the continuity of human life. While agricultural production ensures food security, it meets the nutritional needs of the population and increases life expectancy at birth. In this direction, while the healthy life expectancy of the labor force increases relatively, its contribution to the production process also increases. In addition, the agricultural sector; It increases the domestic savings supply that can be used in financing industrialization, supplies raw materials to the manufacturing industry and creates domestic demand. Based on these factors, it is thought that the agricultural sector has a direct and/or indirect effect on economic growth. In this context, the aim of the study was to reveal the relationship between food security, agricultural supports and economic growth in terms of the Turkish economy between the years 1986-2016. For this purpose, firstly, the stationarity levels of the variables were tried to be determined by ADF and PP unit root tests; The long-term relationship between the variables whose stationarity level was determined was analyzed with the ARDL test. Toda-Yamamoto Causality test was used to determine the causality relationship between the variables. According to the results obtained, while a positive bidirectional relationship was detected between food security and economic growth in Turkey, it was determined that there was no relationship between agricultural supports and economic growth.
Agricultural Support, Food Security, Economic Growth, ARDL, Toda-Yamamoto