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Type Journal Article - Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS)
Title Factors influencing the success of animal husbandry cooperatives: A case study in Southwest Iran
Author(s)
Volume 111
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 89-99
URL http://jarts.info/index.php/jarts/article/viewFile/2010091334568/129
Abstract
This survey study aimed at identifying the factors influencing the success of animal husbandry cooperatives in Southwest
Iran. Using a questionnaire, the data were collected from 95 managing directors of the cooperatives who were
chosen through a multi-stage stratified random sampling method. This study showed an essential need for a systemic
framework to analyze the cooperatives’ success. The results showed that the “Honey Bee”, “Cattle (dairy)”, and
“Lamb” cooperatives were the most successful among different kinds of the cooperatives. Also, among individual
attributes, “interest”, “technical knowledge”, and “understanding the concept of cooperative”; among economic variables,
“income” and “current investment”; and among external factors, “market access” have significant correlation
with the success while structural variables have no significant relation. Furthermore, among all the factors, four variables
(“interest”, “understanding the concept of cooperative”, “market access”, and “other incomes”) can explain the
variations of the success

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