American Journal of Applied Sciences

Administrative Feasibility of Monitoring Mechanisms Implementation for Sustainable Agriculture

Karim Naderi Mahdei, Seyed Mahmoud Hosseini, Mousa Aazami and Heshmatollah Saadi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.208.213

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 208-213

Abstract

Problem statement: The purpose of this study was to analyze the administrative feasibility of monitoring mechanisms implementations in Hamedan province. Recognizing, formulating and ranking appropriate mechanisms were another objective of the study. Approach: This study was a descriptive survey research and the statistical population of the study included staff and executive experts’ that involved in related to agricultural development organizations of Hamedan. The all of statistical population were selected and studied. Data collection was accomplished by using questionnaires were filled out using interviews with the participants. The questionnaire was validated by a 5 member panel of experts and its reliability was confirmed through pre-test of data tool and Cronbach Alpha. In total, 210 questionnaires were filled out using interviews with the participants. Two statistical techniques were also used to analyze data. Coefficient of variance was used in order to determine priority of different mechanisms about resource conservation. Mann-Whitney technique utilized for assessing agreement of expert’s perceptions. Results: Results of different mechanisms ranking show that four of them placed from first to fourth orders with a low coefficient of variance. These mechanisms were: Codification of appropriate rules and regulations, resources conservation police establishment, integrated systems of permission and utilization licenses, polluters pays surcharge. Results from agreement assessment revealed that both staff’s experts and executive perceptions agreed with 12 mechanisms because variation coefficient was low for these 12 mechanisms, some command and control mechanisms implementation in the study area are unfeasible (resources conservation police establishment” (Sig = 0.032), “encounter versus invasive of natural resources” (Sig = 0.022), “monitoring of technology application standards” (Sig = 0.042) and “tradable rights (permits) for resource utilization” (Sig = 0.033). The mechanisms which had a view of external control were not agreed with experts and had no priority. Conclusion: Therefore, using compulsory or forced mechanisms expect to have the less possibility of success in order to conserve basic resources of agricultural sector product. It can be expected that those mechanisms which had high priority will contribute to agricultural related organizations when they intend to apply resource conservations strategies.

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© 2010 Karim Naderi Mahdei, Seyed Mahmoud Hosseini, Mousa Aazami and Heshmatollah Saadi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.