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Journal:   JOURNAL OF RANGE AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES)   WINTER 2017 , Volume 69 , Number 4; Page(s) 877 To 893.
 
Paper: 

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT; A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (CASE STUDY: LOWLAND RANGELANDS OF ARAN-V-BIDGOL COUNTY, ISFAHAN)

 
 
Author(s):  RAUFIRAD VALIOLLAH*, HEIDARI QODRATOLLAH, AZADI HOSSEIN, GHORBANI JAMSHID
 
* FACULTY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, SARI UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES, I. R. IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to assess socio-economic vulnerability in lowland rangelands ofAran-v-Bidgol County. Accordingly, the most important socio-economic indices were identified using literature review. The sample size was calculated based on Cochran’s formula. Data was collected using a researcher-made questionnaire. A panel of experts and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient approved respectively the content validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Me-Bar and Valdez's vulnerability formula was applied to assess the socio-economic vulnerability. Results showed that "presence of experts in rangelands", "local problems and the collapse of past utilization systems" and "number of rangeland users" were the most important indices of social vulnerability. Findings further indicated that "life expenses of rangeland users", "number of livestock of rangeland users", "economic status of rangeland users", "livestock type" and "increasing prices" are the most important indices of economic vulnerability. The results also identified that more accuracy can be obtained to assess rangelands vulnerability by integrating social and economic factors at local scale. Therefore, policy-makers and rangeland managers and practitioners should pay more attention to socioeconomic factors at local scales to sustainable rangeland management.

 
Keyword(s): SOCIO-ECONOMIC VULNERABILITY, LOCAL PROBLEMS, LIVESTOCK, RANGELAND USERS, SUSTAINABLE RANGELAND MANAGEMENT
 
 
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APA: Copy

RAUFIRAD, V., & HEIDARI, Q., & AZADI, H., & GHORBANI, J. (2017). VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT; A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (CASE STUDY: LOWLAND RANGELANDS OF ARAN-V-BIDGOL COUNTY, ISFAHAN). JOURNAL OF RANGE AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES), 69(4), 877-893. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=545795



Vancouver: Copy

RAUFIRAD VALIOLLAH, HEIDARI QODRATOLLAH, AZADI HOSSEIN, GHORBANI JAMSHID. VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT; A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (CASE STUDY: LOWLAND RANGELANDS OF ARAN-V-BIDGOL COUNTY, ISFAHAN). JOURNAL OF RANGE AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES). 2017 [cited 2021April12];69(4):877-893. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=545795



IEEE: Copy

RAUFIRAD, V., HEIDARI, Q., AZADI, H., GHORBANI, J., 2017. VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT; A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE RANGELAND MANAGEMENT (CASE STUDY: LOWLAND RANGELANDS OF ARAN-V-BIDGOL COUNTY, ISFAHAN). JOURNAL OF RANGE AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES), [online] 69(4), pp.877-893. Available at: <https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=545795>.



 
 
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