A Review of Reasons for Rejection of Integration of Land, And A Presentation of Approaches to the Integration of Agricultural lands (Case study: Rural District, North Zayandeh Rood River, City of Friedan)

Document Type : Research Paper



Non-consolidation and dispersion of agricultural lands is considered as one of the serious barriers against agricultural development. Small-size farms along with their being dispersed hinders the efficient use of water, land, labor, mechanization and other factors effective in agricultural production. The main purpose followed in this article is to study the attitude of farmers towards land integration and to identify the influencing factors of the adoption of  land integration. Statistical population of the study was constituted of all the potato growers of the rural districts of North Zayandeh rood River, the city of Friedan(N=190). A number of 125 farmers were chosen from among the population by means of Random Sampling method. The size was determinated  through Cochran formula  and the data collected through questionnaires. The face and content validities of the questionnaire, were confirmed by a group of graduate and postgraduate students at the University of Tehran. The reliability was further confirmed as based on Cronbach's alpha (74 %). SPSS statistical software was used for data analysis. The findings revealed that the farmers have a low inclination towards the integration  of their lands, and even on the condition that  they had a temporary integration of their land, lands they would prefer to have participation  with familiars and family individuals. There exists a significant positive relationship between  the factors of education, average expenses, number of  pieces  of land, interest in team work, familiarity  with integration plan, attitude towards integration of land, degree of confidence to governmental programs, confidence in other fellow farmers and the dependent variable of land integation. Also there exists a significant negative relationship between the factors of agricultural experience, level of production, price rate of lands, average size of lands as: vs. the tendency to integrate lands. In summary, the main barriers against land integration could be named individual, social, and economic.