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Journal:   JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND EDUCATION RESEARCH   SPRING 2017 , Volume 10 , Number 1 (37); Page(s) 1 To 16.
 
Paper: 

DROUGHT VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AMONG WHEAT FARMERS IN ESFAHAN TOWNSHIP

 
 
Author(s):  RAMEZANI MASOUD*, SHARAFI LIDA, ZARAFSHANI KIUMARS
 
* FACULTY OF ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY,ISFAHAN (KHORASGAN) BRANCH
 
Abstract: 

The current drought in Esfahan Township and damages incurred on agricultural sector clearly indicate that vulnerability among farmers is increasing. However, limited attention has been paid to drought mitigation and preparedness across the affected area. Therefore, it is imperative to study vulnerable group which is the bench mark in drought risk management the predictors of vulnerability among farmers in Isfahan Township. In this study used survey research design and data was collected from 275 wheat farmers using multistage stratified sampling through questionnaire and personal interview with farmers whom has experienced drought. Farmers' vulnerability was determined using Mebar & Valdez (2005). Results revealed that farmers in Jarghooyeh Olya had the highest vulnerability (3.77) and farmers in Bon Rood had the lowest vulnerability (3.32). Results of this study have implications for policy makers in distributing resources to farmers with high vulnerability. Innovation of this paper is to quantify the vulnerability of rural communities using formula and the ranking these communities based on the vulnerability. Thus vulnerability assessment could be basic to the allocation of resources and funds.

 
Keyword(s): VULNERABILITY, ISFAHAN, DROUGHT, ASSESSMENT, FARMER
 
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