Authors

1 Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Extension and education, College of Agriculture

2 M.Sc Student, Department of Agricultural Extension and education, College of Agriculture

Abstract

The present research aimed at identifying employment limitations and constraints facing the university graduates in agricultural majors, also finding the solutions to enhance opportunities and job potentials for the agricultural graduates. The study used qualitative research methods. Qualitative data collection was done with the help of semi-structured interviews. Data were gathered from 30 employers working on both public and private agricultural related organizations of Iran. Poor practical agricultural competencies of the graduates, limitations of government and private sectors to employ the graduates, irrelevant of curriculum development to labor needs, and the lack of entrepreneurship and self-employment skills identified as the most important employment limitations for the agricultural graduates. Therefore, a supportive mechanism should be installed by government, private sector, bank, universities, legislators’ centers, and graduates’ organizations to improve present employment situation of agricultural graduates in Iran. [R, Movahedi and M, Mantashloo. Employment Limitations and Constraints for Iranian University Graduates in Agricultural Majors. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology, 2011; 1(4):171-176].

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