THE EFFECTIVE FACTORS ON DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICINAL HERBS CULTIVATION IN IRANMaryam Khezeli and Roya Eshraghi Samani
The current study is an attempt to recognize the effective factors on Development of medicinal herbs cultivation in Ilam province. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. In the present study, a questionnaire developed by the researcher was used to collect data. The participants of the study included 110 experts of herbal productions which they were counted through census in Ilam province. Concerning validity of instrument, a panel of expert confirmed content validity of questionnaire. The internal-consistency reliability of the survey was computed through Cronbachs alpha (á=0.88). in this analysis four factors were extracted with proper values greater than 1 which explained 58.77 % of total variance of factors. Therefore, more than half of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of development of medicinal herbs cultivation were identified through factor analysis in Ilam province. Thus, the results indicated that while there were many Weaknesses but Ilam province has significant Strengths and low Threats in development of medicinal herbs cultivation. Hence, utilizing the Opportunities and Strengths can help to overcome the Weaknesses and Threats of development of medicinal herbs cultivation cultivation in this province.
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