Document Type : Original Research


1 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Tehran

2 Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, University of Shiraz.


Women's participation in agricultural activities is important. The purpose of this study was Canonical Analysis of the social factors affecting the participation of rural women in post-harvest operations in Moghan plain. The statistical population of this study was all farmers of Moghan plain (N = 1303). Using Cochran's formula, 210 of them were selected as sample size. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect data. In order to determine the validity of the questionnaire from experts' point of view, its reliability was confirmed using Cronbach's alpha (0.89). Research variables included transportation, storage, processing, packaging and marketing. Membership in the production co-operative, village council, microfinance fund and parent association were also considered as independent variables. The results showed that horticulturists working in production cooperatives had less marketing skills, while village gardeners had better skills. According to the findings of the present study, external education (comprehensive training of members and co-operative directors by the Cooperative Office, Agricultural Jihad and Promotion Organizations, ... in the field of sales and marketing of their products) and internal training (mutual learning of cooperative members And rural councils on marketing, etc.), networking at the individual level (social capital) and institutional level (political capital), adopting supportive policies of the cooperative sector and village council (insurance Products, marketing, credits) and the creation of infrastructure with the involvement of rural microfinance funds with government support.


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