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Exploring Alternative Solutions Regarding Conservation Agriculture

Reza Movahedi1, Hadi Fathi1, Mousa Aazami1 and Somaye Latifi1
  • 1 Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of Agriculture, Bu-Ali- Sina University- Hamedan, Iran

Abstract

Problem statement: Studies show that no effective measures have been taken towards conservative agriculture in Iran. Social, economical and technical agricultural factors and conditions need to be provided to meet conservation agriculture at the farm, regional and national level. Accordingly, this research aimed at exploring some solutions to protect and conserve agriculture. Approach: To achieve this, of all 100 populations, included both 80 faculty members of college of agriculture at Bu-Ali-Sina University and 20 subject matter specialists in Hamedan’s State Agricultural Organization, 35 people were selected based on the criterion type of purposeful sampling. Data were gathered through interviews. Content analysis method was used to analyze textual data. Results: Results of this study showed that the building awareness and culture along with factors such as proper conservation agriculture practices, effective planning and management and attention to agro-ecological issues are basic factors to promote conservation agriculture in the surveyed area. Conclusions/Recommendations: Lack of awareness and knowledge of farmers and people towards conservation agriculture, no adoption of conservation agriculture by farmers and lack of education and training services for conservation agriculture were the most important issues that found in this research about conservation agriculture. Therefore, support the creating of cooperatives to provide necessary services for implementing conservation agriculture practices is definitely recommended.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 6 No. 1, 2011, 105-109

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2011.105.109

Submitted On: 13 November 2010 Published On: 31 January 2011

How to Cite: Movahedi, R., Fathi, H., Aazami, M. & Latifi, S. (2011). Exploring Alternative Solutions Regarding Conservation Agriculture. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 6(1), 105-109. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajabssp.2011.105.109

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Keywords

  • Conservation Agriculture (CA)
  • farmers
  • extension services
  • Hamedan province of Iran
  • European Conservation Agriculture Foundation (ECAF)
  • pesticides
  • cooperatives
  • conventional rotations
  • Farmer Field Schools (FFS)