ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVE FACTORS IN REDUCING APPLE WASTES IN WEST AZARBAIJAN PROVINCE

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3
Written by Hazhar PANAH, Loghman RASHIDPOUR, Soleiman RASOULIAZAR

Apple crop is one of the most important products in exports and foreign currency arrival. In addition, this crop has very high value added inside the country in processing terms. Therefore, studying apple wastes and analyzing wastes reducing methods will have special importance. Therefore; the present research was conducted in descriptive-survey methodology to study the effective factors on lowering apple wastes in West Azarbaijan Province in Iran. The statistical population of the research included all apple growers in West Azarbaijan Province (N=35,000). The size of samples in the research has been assessed in Cochran formula (n=149). The samples were taken in classes and simple random type. The field information in the research was collected by questionnaires. The validity of questionnaire was confirmed by the supervisor and advisor professors and the relevant field experts. The reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed by Cronbach Alfa coefficient (83%). The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential methods (percent, mean, correlation coefficient and regression analysis) by using SPSS statistical software. Findings showed significant relations with one percent error level between reducing apple wastes and educational, technical, transportation, support-governmental, marketing and production factors variables. The results of regression analysis showed the sum of educational, technical, transportation, support-governmental, marketing and production factors variables constituted approximately 46 percent of the research dependent variable; that is, reducing apple wastes.

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PANAH H., RASHIDPOUR L., RASOULIAZAR S. 2018, ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVE FACTORS IN REDUCING APPLE WASTES IN WEST AZARBAIJAN PROVINCE. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 317-324.


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