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Journal:   DYNAMIC AGRICULTURE   SPRING 2008 , Volume 5 , Number 1; Page(s) 61 To 83.
 
Paper: 

AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF THE FACTORS IN FLUENCING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PRACTICAL WOMEN FARMERS IN ANZALI: WITH EMPHASIS ON INDIGENOUN KNOWLEDGE FOR RICE CULTIVATION

 
 
Author(s):  CHAHARSOUGHI AMIN H., MIRDAMADI M.
 
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Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to recognize and analyse the factors that influence sustainable agriculture as practiced by women farmer in Bandar-e Anzali township in that is focusing on indigenous knowledge's rice-field. The research is descriptive-analytic and was performed with a relative–causal method in 1385 years. In this study, researcher was selected 4 village out of 38 villages in Lijareky-e Hasanroud and Chaharfarizeh county. The population of this study for qualitative phase consists a number of highest experience farmer women in each village. Also, for quantitative phase, the population consists rice-field women, over 25 years old (N=3049). In this research, 275 people were randomly selected with systematic sampling method. The descriptive findings of this study showed that the farmer women's participation in different rice-field activities was considerable and even in some of cases is highest than men. In total, they are observing sustainability criteria in agriculture. There exists positive correlation (p=%99) between age, years of experience in rice-field, the amount of rice production, rice-field size, the amount of social participation, rice-field annual income ecological awareness with observing sustainability criteria in agriculture. But there exists negative correlation (p=%99) between the amount of rice-field participation and number of household members with observing sustainability criteria in agriculture.

 
Keyword(s): INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN RICE-CULTIVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, FARMER WOMEN, ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS, PARTICIPATION
 
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