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The impact of participation in non-agricultural activities on agricultural development

DOI: 10.18805/asd.v0iOF.7338    | Article Id: D-122 | Page : 37-41
Citation :- The impact of participation in non-agricultural activities on agricultural development .Agricultural Science Digest.2017.(37):37-41

Zahra Noori Tupkanloo1* and Saeed Yazdani2

zahra.noori.2007@gmail.com
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Department of Economics, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur Branch, Neyshabur, Iran.

Submitted Date : 22-10-2016
Accepted Date : 28-01-2017

Abstract

In this study, the impact of participation in non- agricultural activities on agricultural development have been studied. To achieve the objectives, the data in this study is related to the years 2016-2017. The studied population consisted of all farmers of  five villages adjacent  to Khayyam industrial estate that includes 544 persons which have been chosen randomly as the sample. The sample size was 358 based on Cochran formula and random stratified proportional  to population size was used to choose the people of these villages. The research method is Cross - sectional. The main research tool was a questionnaire in order to gather the necessary information. In order to test the hypothesis, linear regression analysis was used. The results showed that farmers’ participation in non-agricultural activities based in the industrial estate of Khayyam decreases agricultural production, reduces farmers’ incomes, reduces farmers’ demand for production inputs, reduces input purchasing power by farmers and decreases agricultural investment in the agricultural sector.

Keywords

Agricultural agents Economic factors Environmental factors Physical factors Social factors.

References

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