Adjusting indigenous knowledge and new technologies in cotton cultivation in the city Garmsar
Elaheh Memarian1, Davoud Samari2
1, 2 Islamic Azad University, Garmsar Branch, Garmsar, Iran
Abstract: This study has been developed to adjust indigenous knowledge and new technologies in cotton cultivation in Garmsar. Adjustment is to adapt a person, object or society with an ultimate goal to be done in different economical, social and cultural dimensions. Unadjustment of both indigenous and new knowledge is one of the big problems causing no acceptance of proper technologies in indigenous societies as well as neglecting indigenous values in a scientific community. Qualitative and quantitative findings represent low adjustment in indigenous knowledge of cotton farmers which are the main holders of this knowledge with new technologies in cotton planting. Decision sharing, receiving benefits, and income level are all important in increasing the adjustment of indigenous knowledge and new technologies. This study indicates that political problems such as allocating the price, educational problems and lack of new technologies have been considered as serious barriers to the adjustment for thirty years. It also implies that the more interaction between experts and farmers, the higher score can be allocated to adjustment of indigenous knowledge and new technologies. This study is a survey that uses descriptive and inferential statistics to evaluate the variable relations and impacts. A validity assessed questionnaire has been used to gather data and SPSS win 18 has been used to analyze gathered data. The population included 92 people which were chosen randomly.
[Elaheh Memarian, Davoud Samari. Adjusting indigenous knowledge and new technologies in cotton cultivation in the city Garmsar. J Am Sci 2013;9(3):119-125]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 16
Key words: adjustment, adjusting, indigenous knowledge, new technologies, cotton.