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Mahboobi M R, Badahang A. The effect of information resources on the selection of strategies for adaptation to climate change by farmers (Case study: Golestan Province). تعامل انسان و اطلاعات 2020; 7 (2)
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Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Abstract:   (1852 Views)
Background and Aim: The use of information resources is an important strategies in the selection of adaptation strategies to climate change by farmers. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of information resources on the selection of adaptation strategies to climate change by farmers in Golestan province.
Method: The method is  descriptive  survey. Population included all farmers in Golestan province (N=124280). Sample of 383 farmers were randomly selected. Instrument was a questionnaire. Validity was determined by expert opinions.   Reliability was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient (α= 0.87 and 0.90).
Results: The most important sources of information used by farmers to choose adaptation strategies are television, social networks and personal experience, respectively. There is a significant relationship between farmers' use of information resources of: radio, television, meteorological site, telephone call, applied meteorological development system, agricultural extension agent, farmer's call, leading farmers, other farmers, family members, social networks, local beards, personal experience, weather forecast announcements, and members of the Islamic Council of the village and their use of strategies for adaptation to climate change.
Conclusion: Production of educational programs focusing on introducing strategies on television, creating and developing discussion groups,   exchanging scientific and personal experiences in the field of introduction and principles of using strategies in the form of social or virtual networks, continuation of production of educational programs with the focus on introducing strategies and developing and promoting it, using radio information sources, local elders, personal experience, weather forecast announcements, village Islamic council members, agricultural extension agent, farmer call, leading farmers, other farmers and family members, these are some of the measures that can be taken by farmers to use them
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