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The Pattern of Local Community-Based Management for Sustainable Rural Development in West Azarbaijan Province

Loghman Rashidpour1, Seyed Jamal Farajallah Hosseini1, Mohammad Chizari2 and Seyed Mahdi Mirdamadi1
  • 1 Science and Research Branch, Department of Agricultural Development, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2 Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran,


Problem Statement: Community-based management as incorporates both a top-down and bottom-up approach that involvement beneficiary sections such as local community, government states and non governmental organizations. It has also been applied to designate approaches where local communities play a central but not exclusive role in rural sustainable development process management. Approach: This study was survey method and is descriptive-correlation research, which was carried out to designee the pattern of community-based management and its application for sustainable rural development process in west Azarbaijan province. Study population were consisted 270 of, local community (rural councilors), offices experts in rural related office activities and agricultural and natural resources engineering organization NGO’s members. Results: Results of structural equation modeling of the accepted characteristics indicated that latent variable such as "Stakeholder’s Role" and "Affecting Factors" have positive effect and "Obstacles" latent variable has a negative role to design CBM. A structural equation indicated these variables altogether account 93% of variance (R2 = 0.93) in designing community-based management. Conclusion/Recommendations: On the basis of structural model, we can conclude that factors, stakholers and obstacles have important affect on community-based management. Overall community based management will have more impotent role in rural developments process planning, organizing, staffing, controlling and directing.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 5 No. 1, 2010, 84-88


Submitted On: 30 December 2009 Published On: 31 March 2010

How to Cite: Rashidpour, L., Hosseini, S. J. F., Chizari, M. & Mirdamadi, S. M. (2010). The Pattern of Local Community-Based Management for Sustainable Rural Development in West Azarbaijan Province. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 5(1), 84-88.

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  • Community-based management
  • sustainable rural development
  • structural equitation modeling