Author

Assistant Professors of Agricultural Extension and Education Department, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to analyzing the perception and technical knowledge of wheat farmers in shoushtar township, Khouzestan province, Iran regarding organic farming products. The research method employed was correlative-descriptive. The population consisted of wheat farmers in Shoushtar township Khuzestan Province of Iran. A random sample of wheat farmers (n = 163) was selected. The questionnaire was developed to collect data. Content and face validity were established by a panel of experts. Questionnaire reliability was estimated by calculating Cronbach,’s alpha. Reliability of the overall instrument was estimated at 0.84. Data collected were analyzed using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS). Appropriate statistical procedures for description (frequencies, percent, means, and standard deviations) were used. Based on the results, 89.56% of respondents had moderate to very high level of perception and 44.79 of farmers had moderate to very high level technical knowledge. Liner regression was used to predict changes in perception and technical knowledge of wheat farmers. Participation in extension courses, rate of using communication channels, level of education, income, social participation, social status, job satisfaction may well explain for 64.9% changes (R2 = 0.649) in perception and technical knowledge of wheat farmers regarding organic farming products. [Azadeh N. Noorivandi. Analyzing Perception and Technical Knowledge of Wheat Farmers Regarding Organic Farming Products. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology in Extension and Education Systems, 2012; 2(4):181-186].

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