Investigating economic and social variables affecting the participation of users in grazing projects (case study: Boroujard city, Lorestan province)

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Iran.



The country's pastures are one of the main sources of production and provide an important part of the fodder needed by livestock. This issue is very important in the Zagros region. Therefore, the main goal of this research is to investigate the effective factors on the participation of users in rangeland projects in Lorestan province. The collection of data and information in this research was done through a questionnaire (130 questionnaires from the operators of Borujerd city). The results of the logit model showed that the variables of education, second job, the cost of animal fodder, grazing license and the degree of dependence on pastures have a negative and significant relationship with participation in grazing projects, as well as the variables of membership in a cooperative, annual income, ownership, compliance with the pasture law, attendance at The experts' classes and the level of trust in the executors of the plan show a positive and meaningful relationship. The highest elasticity values ​​and the estimated final effect are respectively related to the variables of dependence and participation in classes, so that with an increase of one percent in dependence and one unit in participation in classes, the probability of participating in projects decreases by 3.455 percent and 0.764 units will increase. McFadden's coefficient of determination is 50%, which shows that the explanatory variables of the model have explained the changes of the dependent variable well. Also, Amare Madala and Estrella confirm this. The percentage of correct prediction also shows that 86% of the respondents correctly answered the willingness to participate according to the information. Therefore, it is suggested that due to the limited budget of the organizations, priority should be given to increase the participation of users through the media and form educational classes to increase their awareness and knowledge regarding the necessity of implementing rangeland projects. At the same time, the issue of planning based on land development and grazing plans and drafting new laws should also be on the agenda.


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