publication . Article . 2014

Study of Mechanisms for Development and Strengthening of Water User Cooperatives (Case Study of Aras River Basin): Application of AHP Method

Rohallah maghabl;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Jun 2014 Journal: Agricultural Economics & Development (issn: 2008-4722, eissn: 2423-3951, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Water user cooperatives were formed due to consideration to people's empowerment and participation in water investment and management. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of development and strengthening of water user cooperatives in the Aras River Basin. The study population consisted of the management board members of the water user cooperatives in the Aras Basin in the year 2012. Respondents were selected by purposeful stratified sampling method. Having the data collected by interviews and questionnaires, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (through the software Expert Choice 11) was used to prioritize mechanisms for the development and str...
free text keywords: Mechanism, Development, Water User Cooperative, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Agriculture (General), S1-972, Economic growth, development, planning, HD72-88
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