The Trends of the Farmers of DhiQar Governorate Towards Emulating others in their Adoption of Improved Agricultural Practices in Protected Agriculture and its Relationship to some Personal Factors
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3319-3334
AbstractThis study aims to identifythe trends of the farmers of Dhi Qar Governoratetowards simulating their fellow farmers who adopt covered agriculture and its relationship to some independent personal factors, which are (age, educational level, agricultural possession, income, leadership role), and the research sample was chosen by 75% of the community Al-Gharaf sub-district, which numbered 60 out of a total of80 farmers in the sub-district, who had adopted this agriculture, with 44.5% of the total community of Dhi Qar Governorate (Jaber, Al-Ziyadi 2013,25,127-151). The data were collected by means of a questionnaire prepared for this purpose, and the correlation, percentages, arithmetic averages, weighted average, t-test were approved. The results showed a clear increase in the respondents ’tendency towards emulating their colleagues in adopting improved agricultural practices. The results also showed a positive correlation at 0.01 level between the trend and each of the income and agricultural holdings level. And there is a negative association relationship at 0.01 level between orientation and each of age and educational level. While the results did not show a significant relationship between the direction and the leadership role that the individual plays in society, the researcher has reached some conclusions and recommendations that can be used by the agricultural extension regarding covered agriculture .
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