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Journal:   CO - OPERATION AND AGRICULTURE (TAAVON)   winter 2018 , Volume 6 , Number 24 #M00557; Page(s) 75 To 100.
 
Paper: 

Comparison of Water Cooperation Based on EFQM Model in Khuzestan Province

 
 
Author(s):  GHANIAN M.*, ALIMIRZAEI E., DORANI M.
 
* Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Ramin Agriculture, Natural Resources University of Khuzestan, Khuzestan, Iran
 
Abstract: 
The experience of the irrigation systems managed by farmers and local communities around the world showed that such systems have great potential for advancing the sustainability of irrigation system's productivity. Farmers’ performance in the framework of these irrigation systems, played a significant role in solving the problems of irrigation and drainage problems both efficiently as well as effectively. In this regards, the main purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the water cooperation in the Khuzestan province based on the empowerment dimension of the EFQM model. The dominant approach of this research study was quantitative in the form of a descriptive survey. The study area included two cooperation by the name of Nasr and Keshtgaran in Ramshir Township, “ Novin Dez” in the Dezful Township and “ Nasuhi” in the Shushtar Township. The population consisted of all farmers in the aforementioned cooperation. The sample size included 45 farmers. The data collection tool was a researcher made questionnaire which its reliability confirmed by calculation of alpha coefficient 0. 7 and its validity confirmed based on the experts’ viewpoints. SPSS and Excel software were used to analyze the data. The results showed that, in total among the water cooperations, the factors of partnership and resources, processes, products and services and human resources were at the highest level. Also between the factors and subfactors of the EFQM were significant mean difference based on the cooperations.
 
Keyword(s): Water users’Cooperation,Quality Management,EFQM,Organizational Excellence Model,Cooperatives
 
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