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Pour-taheri M, Roknoddin-eftkhari A, Rahbari M. The Analysis of Social –Economic Impacts of Pistachio Cultivation upon Development of Damghan. Serd. 2013; 2 (5) :69-86
URL: http://serd.khu.ac.ir/article-1-1745-en.html
1- Assistance Prof. in Geography, Tarbiat Modares University , mehdt@modares.ac.ir
2- Associate Prof. in Geography, Tarbiat Modares University
3- M.Sc. in Geography and Rural Planning, Tarbiat Modares University
Abstract:   (6908 Views)
Hidden properties and potentials of agricultural product provide grounds for this sector to play a prominent role in development process in general and rural development in particular. Special capabilities of each region in terms of growing particular crops and their subsequent role in provision of job opportunities as well as rural infrastructures and development could not be underestimated. Taking intoconsideration the role of pistachio in Damghanthis study aims to focus on the social and economic impacts of this crop upon farmers’life. The research method has descriptive - analytical nature which in turn demands application of SPSS.Sample size composed of 318 pistachio growers which was determined viaKokrans. This study suggests that economic impact of pistachios cultivation in terms of economic well-being, economic security and quality of employment compared with social impacts associated with level of participation and social capital is higher. moreover,there exists significant relationships between history crop practice, level of education,familiarity with market, level of mechanization as well as changes and as independent variables and with economic and social impacts each as dependent variable transformation in arable land. Moreover, access to banking credits,consultation services,household dependency rate,area of croplands, yield per acre, the application of new cropping methods and ownership are being considered as additional dependent variables which have relations.
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