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Cranfield University (1997)

Agricultural development in Samghabad (Iran) with particular reference to mechanisation

Samghabadi, G.R.S

Titre : Agricultural development in Samghabad (Iran) with particular reference to mechanisation

Auteur : Samghabadi, G.R.S

Université de soutenance : Cranfield University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 1997

Résumé
Since 1973, when Iran’s oil revenues increased markedly, programmes for more rapid industrialisation began to take precedence over projects to maintain and improve agricultural production in the country. Agricultural productivity was acknowledged to be very low, in a situation where increasing quantities of food were required to feed a growing population. Some revenue from oil was actually having to be spent on the importation of foodstuffs, which could have been produced within the country.The reasons for low productivity were examined. They were found to include some ecological factors but also a most important social factor, viz, a great labour shortage on farms. Linked with the drive towards industrialisation many farmers and peasants were attracted to a more exciting city life, higher-wage city jobs and better all-round facilities.Given this situation and with specific problems already identified the aim of this thesis was to attempt to establish the means of agricultural production development by introducing and testing various improvement strategies.Data was collected on two field trips to the case study village, Samghabad. Surveys were made, questionnaires were completed and some farmers furnished further information through keeping farm diaries over a one year period with guidance from the writer. These data were supplemented by results from other published sources to provide a basis for the introduction and application of various planning techniques

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