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A gender sensitive analysis towards organic agriculture: a structural equation modeling approach

By M. O. Najafabadi

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This study integrates the motivating and challenging elements impacting on the implementation of organic farming practice in Iran. Analysis was based on the results of two surveys; one from organic farmers to determine motivating factors and the other from experts in organic farming to identify challenging factors. These surveys incorporated a gender perspective to enable gender comparison and analysis of the results presents a practical model to support program developers in Iranian organic agriculture. Gender comparison indicated that attitudes among farmers to organic agriculture were slightly variable according to gender; while experts' attitudes to organic agriculture remained constant and were not influenced by gender. The practical model ranked motivating factors as husbandry, financial, health-quality of life, general and personal; and challenging factors as financial, legal, educational, and technical. Finally, several suggestions are made according to these findings.

Publication Title Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
Volume 27
Issue 2
Pages 225-240
ISBN/ISSN 0893-4282
Language English
Author Address Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran,
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  1. Asia
  2. Constraints
  3. Developing countries
  4. Experts
  5. Farms
  6. Gender
  7. Iran
  8. Middle East
  9. motivation
  10. organic farming
  11. peer-reviewed
  12. Threshold Countries
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