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STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF OPTIMAL CULTIVATION PATTERN ON RURAL POVERTY: CASE STUDY OF ORZOO’IYEH DISTRICT IN BAFT (KERMAN–IRAN)

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 Start Page 209 | End Page 226

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 One of the agriculture goals is decreasing poverty especially in developing countries. Using optimal cultivation pattern in addition to appropriate and logical utilization of production resources, it directs us towards increasing income. In this study, at first, FGT poverty index was measured for families of Orzoo’iyeh district in Baft. Then, optimal cultivation pattern in this region was determined using MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING method. At the end, income variations and poverty index variations rate were calculated considering the obtained results and also the acceptance possibility of this pattern by farmers. The required data were collected using random sampling method from some villages and agricultural regions located in Orzoo’iyeh district of Baft city for farming year of 2007-08 by means of questionnaire among 64 farmers. The results delineates that utilizing optimal cultivation pattern is effective on poverty decreasing. That is %12.5 of villagers will be put on the poverty line by using the optimal cultivation pattern.

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