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Journal:   GEOGRAPHY   SPRING 2016 , Volume 14 , Number 48; Page(s) 159 To 173.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF THE UNDERLYING VARIABLES IN THE METHOD OF FARMING CASE STUDY: RICE HOUSEHOLDS IN THE CITY OF RASHT

 
 
Author(s):  YASOURI MAJID, OFOGHI NADER, EMAMI S.F.
 
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Abstract: 

Farming system has long been an important and significant role in the agricultural development and always was one of the fundamental issues of Iran agriculture in the use of oil and soil resources. This study aims is to investigate contextual variables (age, family members and literacy status of householder) on how to choose the method of rice cultivation in the city of Rasht. In order to collect the required data, the survey method is used (by questionnaire from 400 rural household) which is selected by cluster method. As well as to analyze the findings and to obtain the final version of research in main hypothesis, Pearson intersection table model (c2) and SPSS software is used. The results show that there is a significant relationship between the two independent variables, literacy status and age of householder with how to select the method and that older people and those with lower levels of literacy are less likely to have mechanized cultivation, and the tendency of most people in the city of Rasht is to use traditional cultivation method.
The present research in terms of purpose is applied and its method is descriptive analytic.in other to collect data from both documentary techniques include reading books, article, theses and also survey included field visits, interview and questionnaires were used. The study population consisted of farmers living in the city of Rasht that by using Morgan table, the sample size of 400 is obtained. To analyze the results and to obtain the final version of research hypothesis, a cross table method
c2 and SPSS software are used.

 
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