Analysis Of The Executive Components Of The Farmer Field School (Ffs) Project (Grape Gardeners) In Uromieh County Of West Azerbaijan Province, Iran

  • M Jalalzadeh
  • K Farjadnia
  • B Khezerlou
  • J Ghasemi
Keywords: Farmer Field School (FFS), Executive components, Uromieh County


The purpose of this study was to investigate the executive components of the Farmer Field School (FFS) project in Uromieh county of West Azerbaijan
Province, Iran. All the members and non-members (as control group) of FFS pilots in Uromieh county (N= 98) were included in the study. Data were collected by use of Census method. After gathering the questionnaires, 18 number of them were not appropriate for analyzing and so eliminated than questionnaires (and also 18 number of control group), and the population became N=60. The research design was a Quasi-experimental method. A questionnaire was designed and employed to gather the required data. Cronbach's alpha computed to measure reliability of the questionnaire and its rate was 0.86. Face validity of the instrument was determined by experts of the ministry of agricultural jihad. The findings revealed that the execution of FFS was moderately appropriate. Also the findings revealed that there was significant correlation between members and non-members (as control group) of FFS pilots in productivity of grape gardens. Also the result of t-student test revealed that members and non-members are different from: scientific skill, awareness and the level of knowledge and information.

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