Factors Influencing the Economic Aspects of Sustainable Agriculture in Iran

نویسندگانSeyed Jamal F. Hosseini Floria Mohammadi and Seyed Mehdi Mirdamadia
نشریهAnnals of Biological Research
تاریخ انتشار۲۰۱۱, ۲ (۲) :۳۷۸-۳۸۷

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The perception of greenhouse owners about factors a ffecting the economic aspects of sustainable agriculture was discussed in this article. The meth odology used in this study involved a combination of descriptive and quantitative researc h and included the use of correlation, regression and descriptive analysis as data process ing methods. The target population for this study consisted greenhouse owners in the Province of Tehran (N=1787). By multi-stage cluster sampling technique, 306 respondents were ed. Data were collected through interview schedules. The regression analysis showed that the economic and policy making factors determined 19% of variance on the perception of respondents regarding the economic aspect of sustainable agriculture. The results of ordinal fac tor analysis indicated that the factors were categorized into five groups, namely economic, social, farming, extension education and policymaking factors ordered by the magnitude of their impact. Key words: Economic aspect; sustainable agriculture, Iran, Greenhouse.

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