The Impact of Environmental Management on Rural Poverty in Ghahan Villages of Ghom Province

Authors

1 M.S. in Agriculture Management, Department of Agriculture, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Agricultural Extension & Education, Department of Agriculture, ,Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

3 Department of Agriculture, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

4 Assistant Professor of Agricultural Extension & Education,Department of Agriculture, ,Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this research was studying the impact of environmental management on rural poverty in Ghahan villages of Ghom province. The type of research is descriptive-correlation that is done through survey method. Statistical population of research are heads of households in Ghahan villages of Ghom province that through Cochran formula and stratified sampling was selected 318 people totally random. Main tool of this research is a questionnaire that it`s validity is obtained by using panel of experts and masters in the agricultural management field. The reliability of the questionnaire is done through pre-test and by Cronbach's alpha coefficient, that was acceptable. The results of research shown that exist significant negative correlation between the water resources management, soil management, waste management and collection and disposal of wastewater, maintaining and preserving vegetation and natural habitats and managing the physical environment of the village with rural poverty. The results of analysis regression are indicated water resources management, soil management, maintaining and preserving vegetation and natural habitats and managing the physical environment of the village variables well explain for 59.9% changes in rural poverty.

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