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Determinants Of Cattle Farmers Particiaption In Farmers Organization In Hamadan Province Of Iran
The study focused on the determinants impeding the participation of the farmers in
the activities of the farmer organizations in Hamadan province of Iran. All the members of the cattle-breeding cooperative in Hamadan province (N= 550) were included in the study. By use of simple random method 75 respondents were selected. The study was a descriptive-exploration, survey research. A questionnaire was designed and employed to gather the required data. Data was analyzed using percentage, mean score, analysis of variance and factor analysis. The findings revealed that the 5 factors deterring the participation were extracted. The first factor is called the individually motivated factor. It comprised 27.97 percents of the total variance as the most efficacious factor. The rest of the
determinants known as the structural factor, the cultural factor, the membership factor, the coverage factor, express 17.38%, 12.32%, 7.29% and 5.85% of the total variances of the variables of the factors deterring the participation. These 5 determinants express 70.73% of the total variances of the variables. 29.27% of the variance pertain the factors or variables which have not been regarded in this research.
Keywords: agricultural organizations, participation, deterring factors, Hamadan Province
Global Approaches to Extension Practice Vol. 4 (1) 2008: pp. 34-45