Volume 13, Number 48 (7-2009)                   JWSS 2009, 13(48): 329-338 | Back to browse issues page


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Amirnejad H, Rafiee H. Determination of Effective Factors in Land Consolidation Adoption by Rice Producers in Elected Villages of Mazandaran Province. JWSS. 2009; 13 (48) :329-338
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-1010-en.html

Abstract:   (16601 Views)
Land and its size are important as the most basic factors of production in agriculture .Fragmentation is one of the main problems that rice producers of Mazandaran province are confronted with. Non-efficiency in farm management, inability in effective using of agriculture technology and machinery, and low range productivity of production are all related to land fragmentation. In order to overcome the problems and consequences originating from land fragmentation, specialists recommend the logical solution of land consolidation process, which is a basic strategy for changing the farm size. The purpose of this research was to identify and determine effective factors in land consolidation adoption by rice producers in Mazandaran province by using Logit Regression model. In this study, 150 rice producers from 5 villages have been investigated since 2007. Results show that variables of education, land quality, fragment distance and extension effort (learning programs) are the most important factors in land consolidation adoption by rice producers in this province (Sig=1%) . Also, number of the household and credit support are the next factors affecting in land consolidation adoption (Sig= 5%). I t must be noted that other variable such as age, farmer’s income, children education, experience of rice producers, cultivation area, membership in cooperatives, land situation, number of pieces and technical supports were not significantly involved.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2010/04/4

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