Analysis of Components of Organic Dairy Farming in the Province of Ardabil, Iran
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- Organic, Dairy Farming, Ardabil
- Nasrabadi, Mahnaz Mohammadzadeh; H, Shabanail Fami; N, Motiee; Sanjabi, M.R
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- Organic farming has gained importance worldwide, in view of increased environmental awareness, consumer preferences as well as sustainability of farm resources. The purpose of this study was to identify dairy farmers' personal and professional characteristics and analyze the components of organic dairy farming. The dairy farmers of Ardabil province in Iran constitute the statistical population of this research (N=119387). A number of 240 Dairy farmers were selected as a sample by using randomized sampling method and Cochran's formula. Sampling was stratified random sampling method. Reliability of the questionnaire was Determined by Using Cronbach’s Alpha Test (α=0.93). SPSS 19 and Lisrel 8.8 as Well as Confirmatory factor analysis and descriptive statistics items for analyze data. Confirmatory factor analysisof components of organic dairy farming indicated that various dimensions include: 1. Health, Safety and Veterinary 2.General management of livestock 3. Milking Management 4. Animal Feed 5. Animal welfare 6.Facilities and waste management, were important factors of organic dairy farming.
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