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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST AND POPLAR RESEARCH   FALL 2008 , Volume 16 , Number 3 (33); Page(s) 486 To 494.
 
Paper: 

ANALYSIS OF SOCIO - ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING ON ADOPTION OF AGROFORESTRY AMONG POPLAR FARMERS IN NORTHERN PART OF IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  DARVISH A.K.*, CHIZARI M., MIRDAMADI S.M.
 
* SCIENCE & RESEARCH BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to analyze socio - economic factors influencing on adoption of agroforestry among poplar farmers in northern part of Iran. This research is descriptive - correlation. The statistical population includes all poplar farmers (in Golestan, Mazandaran and Guilan provinces) in the agricultural year 2006 that included 546 poplar farmers. A sample of 175 poplar farmers was selected, with Cochran formula, using "stratified random proportional sampling" method. A questionnaire was used to collect information. Content validity was achieved by a panel of experts in the fields of forest and natural resources extension. Questionnaire reliability was established by calculating Cronbach Alfa coefficient for dependent variable "extent of adoption of agroforestry among poplar farmers" which has been 0.91. The analysis of data has been carried out by using of descriptive and deductive statistics. The findings of research revealed that there are significant and positive relationships among adoption level of agroforestry independent variables consisting: literacy level, level of annual income, level of awareness about agroforestry, level of access to needful inputs, level of access to credit facilities and contact with extension agents. Significant difference was found in the mean score for level of adoption agroforestry in relation to using of credit facilities. The result of regression analysis indicated that 49.8% of the variations in level of adoption agroforestry were explained by level of awareness about agroforestry, level of access to credit facilities and level of annual income.

 
Keyword(s): ADOPTION, AGROFORESTRY, POPLAR FARMERS
 
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