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Department of Agriculture, Pars Abad Moghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Pars Abad Moghan, Iran.

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Organic agriculture (OA) includes a comprehensive production management system that is considered as one of the strategies to reduce negative impacts of industrial agriculture in many countries. This research was identifying factors affecting the development of OA in Ardabil province. A descriptive– correlation survey approach was used in this study. Participants were agricultural specialists of Jihad Keshavarzai organization in the province of Ardabil- Iran (N=313). Research samples was selected using randomly stratified method with using Cochran formula (n= 126). Questionnaire reliability was determined by pilot test out of the main sample (Cornbach’s alpha). Validity of instrument was determined by investigating the attitudes of agricultural specialists in universities of Tehran and Ardabil. The results showed that Specialists’ attitude toward organic agriculture was positive. The results of factor analysis led to the identification of four factors (governmental and policy, infrastructure, extension and education, and economic), accounted for cumulative variance of 62.74 percent.

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