عنوان مقاله [English]
Institutionalization of participation among farmers is a very important issue in rural development. The main purpose of this study is to define and measure this concept and factors affecting it. Among different factors, the study considers personal, social and economic characteristics. In addition, the level of farmers’ participation (consultation, participation in implementation, financial matters, evaluation and benefiting from participation) is defined and measured and its impact on dependent variable is examined. Statistical population in this study, which has been carried out from 2003 to 2011, is 1450 residents of Sagzabad county and the sample size is equal to 138 heads of households. The results indicate that the only variable that has a significant and direct relationship with institutionalization of farmers’ participation is the size of household. Farmers’ participation in implementation, evaluation and financial issues and their benefit from the project relate directly and significantly to institutionalization of farmers’ participation.