Evaluating the Ro
Evaluating the Role of Rural Production Cooperatives to Promote Technical Knowledge of Farmers Case study: Wheat Farmers in Fars Province
Deparetment of Extention and Education, Darab Branch, Islamic Azad University, Darab, Iran
Abstract: Considering the importance of successful functioning of production cooperatives in achieving the objectives of macro development, identifying obstacles over their way are very important. Low level of education and technical knowledge as one of the most important barriers for the development and success of this cooperative is considered. In this study, the role of production cooperatives of Fars Province in promoting the level of technical knowledge of Wheat Farmers was assessed. The required data were collected by survey research from 148 member and non-member Wheat Farmers of production cooperatives in this province. In order to analyze data, factorial analysis of variance was used. The results showed that the individual factors including literacy level and age of farmers besides their farm size haven't any significant effect on improving the level of farmers' knowledge. In addition, membership in the cooperatives alone as influential factor on increasing the level of technical knowledge of farmers was not found. While the effects of the region and followed, interactions of cultivation area and membership of cooperatives on the level of farmers technical knowledge was significant. Meanwhile, the use of primitive services was not the reason of superior of Wheat farmers' innovation index in different cities. Thus, the affective force of primitive services hasn't operated as an efficient service in all cities for improving the level of technical knowledge.
[Yazdani M. Evaluating the Role of Rural Production Cooperatives to Promote Technical Knowledge of Farmers Case study: Wheat Farmers in Fars Province. J Am Sci 2012;8(10):713-722]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 96
Keywords: Production Cooperatives, Technical Knowledge, Factorial Analysis Of Variance, Promotive Services Full Text 96