Perceptions of Soil Conservation Competencies among Farmers in Markazi Province, Iran

Mohammad Chizari, Saeed Karimi, James Lindner, Gholamreza Pezeshki-Raad
2003 Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education  
A random sample of 381 farmers from 10 villages in the Gharah-Chay district of Markazi Province, Iran was selected for participation in the study. Data were collected through personal structured interviews with participants at their farms in 2001. Overall, farmers tended not to be aware or have low levels of awareness with respect to soil conservation technology. Farmers tended to agree or were unsure about soil conservation technology. The selected sources of information most often were other
more » ... armers, friends and relatives, radio programs, Extension agents, and television programs. The least selected sources of information were extension films/movies and local leaders. Concerns over awareness of soil conservation practices, technology, and responsibility for conservation are discussed.
doi:10.5191/jiaee.2003.10302 fatcat:yx5aaxb3qfahhlg4jxkjrtmypu