Evaluating effectiveness of rangeland management cooperatives in Gonbad city, Iran

Document Type : Research and Full Length Article


1 gorgan university

2 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Gorgan, Iran

3 Department of Natural Resources and Watershed Management in Golestan province, Iran


Abstract. The present research aims to identify and analysis the effectiveness of rangeland management cooperatives in Gonbad city. The study was conducted in 2015. The research was performed in descriptive manner as survey method. The subjects (participants) included all members of rangeland management cooperative in Gonbad city. The sample size was determined by Cochran (n=200). For sampling random cluster method was used. The validity and reliability of questionnaire, was confirmed according to the Task Force and experts of Department of Natural Resources and Watershed Management in Golestan province as well as Alpha Cronbach 0.97 respectively. Factor analysis is one of the aspects of inferential statistics which is used as weight of the raw scores and indeed weighted scores in this section combines the functions of rangeland management cooperative in their success. The final score of rangeland management cooperative function is obtained by multiplying weight average in current score success rate is achieved. Results of factor was led to extracting five analysis extracted as information and extension services, technical support services, collaboration and social interaction, restoring rangelands and suppliers of inputs so that accounted for 74.176 percent of the variance from total variance of variables for range management cooperatives union functions.


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Volume 6, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
April 2016
Pages 168-176
  • Receive Date: 29 September 2015
  • Revise Date: 14 December 2015
  • Accept Date: 05 April 2016
  • First Publish Date: 05 April 2016