International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
An Investigation of Effective Factors Involved in Perception of Wheat Farmers Regarding On-Farm Demonstration in Isfahan Township, Iran
Mohammad Chizari & Gholamreza Dinpanah
Agricultural Extension & Education Department, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran
Presenting Author: Head of Agricultural Extension & Education Department
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of on- farm demonstration on the wheat farmers' technical knowledge in Isfahan Township, Iran. Wheat farmers have been selected using stratified randomization method (n=381). The comparison of two wheat farmers (visited and not visited), showed that technical knowledge of wheat farmers who visited on-farm demonstration was higher than who did not visit. The results obtained from the factors analysis reveal that the three following factors, social, farming and personal characteristics explain 68.072% of the variation of the wheat farmers’ technical knowledge.
Keywords: On-Farm Demonstration, Technical Knowledge, Wheat Farmers, Iran