Dr. Orhan Özçatalbaş

Akdeniz UniversityTurkey

Orhan ÖZÇATALBAŞ graduated from Çukurova University Agricultural Faculty at Adana, Turkey in 1986 and completed his PhD in Agricultural Economics in the same institution in 1994. He joined to the Akdeniz University at Antalya in 1998 as an assistant professor of agricultural economics and promoted to professorship in 2011. Dr. Özçatalbaş concentrated his work in the field of agricultural extension starting with his MSc and PhD studies, and rural development and tourism, and ICT in agriculture. He has been as a visitor scientisit for Postdoc, in Hannover University, Institute of Horticultural Economics (Institut für Gartenbau ökonomie), 1999-2000. Dr. Özçatalbaş’s research was focused on the rural extension and communication, information systems and rural development and sociology. Dr. Özçatalbaş is a member of the Turkish Agricultural Economics Association and Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) in US and published more than 80 papers in national and international journals.

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