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Farmer's Attitude on Sustainable Agriculture and its Determinants: A Case Study in Behbahan County of Iran

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dc.contributor.author Sadati, S. Abolhasan
dc.contributor.author Fami, Hosain Shabanali
dc.contributor.author Asadi, Ali
dc.contributor.author Sadati, S. Abolghasem
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-04T20:03:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-04T20:03:18Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6663
dc.description.abstract "The purpose of this study was to conduct a descriptive survey to study the attitudes and perceptions of Iranian farmers on the concepts and thoughts of sustainable agriculture and identifying effective factors on their attitude. The target population of this study consisted of 7314 Behbahan farmers of Khuzestan province of Iran. A sample consisting of 208 respondents was selected through Stratified Sampling. The instrument used for assessing the attitude of respondents on the co ncepts of sustainable agriculture was a questionnaire by reliability 0.78. Responses were grouped based on the differences in standard deviation of mean, which revealed that 73.4% of respondents had moderate attitude towards concepts of sustainable agriculture. The results of study showed that there is positive correlation between literacy, participation in extension courses, off-farm income, farmer's knowledge about sustainable agriculture, level of use of sustainable agriculture methods, extension contacts and job satisfaction and negative correlation between age, experience in agricultural activities, family size and agrarian land with attitude toward sustainable agriculture. According to result of regression the ‘extension contacts’, ‘Farmers knowledge about sustainable agriculture’, ‘Job satisfaction’ and ‘literacy’ are effective factors on farmers attitude toward sustainable agriculture and explained 52.6% of this scale." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject attitudes en_US
dc.title Farmer's Attitude on Sustainable Agriculture and its Determinants: A Case Study in Behbahan County of Iran en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Agricultural Economics and Development, University College of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Tehran University, Iran and Islamic Azad University, Hendijan Center, Iran en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Iran en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 422-427 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 5 en_US

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