International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Analysis Technical Knowledge of Farmers
Mohammad Chizari 1, Ahmad Reza Ommani 2, Azadeh N. Noorivandi 3
1Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modaress University, Tehran, Iran
The main objective of this article is to present the results of a study done about analysis the technical knowledge of farmers in Khuzestan province regarding dryland sustainable agriculture. The research design was a descriptive and correlation surveying method. Farmers in Khuzestan province who cultivated wheat were the target population for this study. A random sample of wheat farmer selected from three randomly selected township of Ahwaz, Behbahan and Dezful (N=5529, n=359). The concept of sustainable agriculture involves the evolution of a new type of agriculture rich in technology and information, with much less than intensive energy use and market purchased inputs. Thus, sustainability is the successful management of resources to satisfy the challenging human needs, while maintaining or enhancing the quality of environment and conserving natural resources.