African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6574

Full Length Research Paper

A confirmatory factorial analysis affecting the development of nanotechnology in agricultural sector of Iran

Seyed Jamal F. Hosseini* and Nioushah Eghtedari
Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University,  Tehran, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 08 January 2013
  •  Published: 02 May 2013

Abstract

The major purpose of this study was to examine the factors influencing the development of nanotechnology in agricultural sector of Iran. The methodology used in this study involved a combination of descriptive and quantitative research and included is the use of factor and descriptive analysis as data processing methods. The research population include researchers in the field of nanotechnology in the West Azarbaijan Province (N=74). The data collected by interviewing the respondents and analyzed by using factor analysis technique.Based on the perception of the respondents, about 50% of total common variance is explained by research, educational and informative factors, where the majority of it has been explained by the research factor (19.43%).

 

Key words: Nanotechnology, development agriculture, affective factors, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran.