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Journal:   NEW FINDINGS IN AGRICULTURE   FALL 2007 , Volume 2 , Number 1; Page(s) 79 To 92.
 
Paper: 

THE STUDY OF INFLUENCE FACTORS ON ACCEPTANCE OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN IRRIGATED FARMING AMONG WHEAT'S FARMERS OF SISTAN-O-BALOOCHESTAN PROVINCE DURING 2005 YEAR CROP

 
 
Author(s):  CHAHARSOUGHI AMIN H.*, MOUSAVI S.E., FARJOLLAH HOSSEINI S.J.
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, ILAM, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA) is an approach that reduces the dependence of farmer to certaian agricultural input and results in an increase in farm profitability, expansion of sustainability in farming and interaction amoung generations. The present study is an applied research which has been conducted by descriptive-correlative method using field implementation and questionnaire. The population of this study consists of wheat farmer's Sistan-o-Baloochestan province (N=15500) which were selected with stratified random sampling (n=187) and participate in this research. Content and face validity of the questionnaire were, established by faculty members and specialists in the field of agricultural extension and development. Questionnaire reliability was estimated by calculating Cronbach's alpha coefficient by SPSS/win. Reliabilities of the questionnaire were %79.8. There was negative correlation between levels of wheat production, income from wheat, educational level with acceptance of LISA. Also, significance differences were found in relation with the kind of wheat cultivation and participation in educational courses.
 
Keyword(s): SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, WHEAT FARMERS, LOW INPUT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (LISA), SISTAN-O-BALOOCHESTAN PROVINCE
 
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