African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6693

Full Length Research Paper

Factors affecting contribution to the improvement of pastures: A view of Iranian pasture owners

Mohammad Sadegh Sabouri1*, Morteza Ghobakhloo2, Sahar Damirchi2 and Alireza Ladan Moghaddam2
  1Young Researchers Club, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran. 2Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 March 2012
  •  Published: 17 July 2012

Abstract

 

This paper aims to develop a model of sustainable partnerships for the improvement of pastures of Semnan Province in terms of preservation, restoration, operation and development. Path analysis results show that levels of governmental support have the most direct effect on the sustained participation of people in Semnan Province regarding the improved pastures perspective. This is followed by a number of factors such as the significance of technical variables, organized communities, community participation, cultural characteristics of element, social status and attitudes towards participation of element and the extent of individual participation in popular organizations. We believe the findings offer valuable insights to policy makers, expertise, and even farmers, those who are involved with pasture improvement and sustainability.

 

Key words: Semnan province, participation, sustainable partnerships, pasture improvements, natural resources.