Investigating preferences of pistachio growers of Kerman province about the privatization of agricultural extension
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The need for changes in extension organizational structure to promote developing countries, including Iran, is noteworthy from expert’s opinion and this is considered by scholars in this field. Agricultural extension is one of the agricultural development tools, that rely on human capital. This survey is conducted to investigate preference and approaches in privatization strategies of pistachio growers in Kerman province. Questionnaire was used as research tools for data collection. Face validity of questionnaire was verified by three experts and Cronbach's alpha computation showed that reliability of the questionnaire was between 0.8 and 0.89. The study ran among pistachio farmers of five cities. Random cluster sampling method, with a sampling size of 382 responders was determined as the method and size of the investigation. Finally collected data was analyzed using SPSS software. Results revealed that among the types of privatization services methods, private and extension consultant company and contract with agricultural experts constituted in the first and second priority of pistachio growers. Preferences issues related to receiving services from the perspective of pistachio growers include "all issues of pistachio orchards" and pests and diseases of Pistachio". Two model contract among the number of pistachio growers with a private company and consultancy extension contract with an agricultural expert from the perspective of these farmers were the best privatization options.According to the priorities identified by the pistachio farmers it is proposed that contract with the extension private company will be the first and contract with agricultural experts the second priority. The majority of respondents verify agricultural organization as special accident and reference to the proposed. So, it is proposed that experts /private companies approved and introduced by the director of agricultural organization

Journal of Pistachio Science and Technology, Volume:3 Issue: 5, 2018
74 to 92  
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