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Title: Land suitability analysis for vineyard cultivation in the Izmir metropolitan area
Authors: Salata, Stefano
Özkavaf Şenalp, Sıla
Velibeyoğlu, Koray
Elburz, Zeynep
Izmir Institute of Technology
Izmir Institute of Technology
Izmir Institute of Technology
Izmir Institute of Technology
Keywords: Land suitability
Land use planning
Landscape management
Issue Date: Mar-2022
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The grapevine, so-called Vitis vinifera L., is one of the most diffuse perennial crop plan-tations in the world due to a flourishing market that shaped the landscape and the societal val-ues. Turkey has been a historical vine producer, counting on an overall vineyard extension of 550,000 hectares. Besides, Turkey has some favorable pre-requisites to be one of the most fertile lands for vineyard production: variegated topography, rich soil diversity, heterogeneous morphology, and several micro-climatic conditions. However, establishing a flourishing and fully productive vineyard requires many years, and therefore, the selection and management of sites should be considered with great attention. Within this work, a first land suitability analysis for vineyard production has been established for the entire metropolitan area of Izmir according to the most scientifically-agreed criteria: elevation, slope, aspect, land capability, and solar radiation. These criteria were superim-posed through spatial overlay analysis using Esri ArcGIS (ver.10.8) and evaluated using the Principal Component Analysis technique. The first three bands were then extracted to define the most suitable areas for vineyard production in Izmir. The final layer has been used to define which areas can be considered for future strategic expansion and management. The discussion focuses on the Kozak plateau, where a new policy of vineyard plantation will be promoted with techniques that aim to maintain and revalorize the traditional vineyard landscapes and conserve traditional methods and practices that have evolved with the cultural values of the villagers and producers.
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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