Title: Designing a sustainable livelihoods model with an emphasis on drought management

Authors: Seyedeh Fatemeh Moazaeni; Maryam Omidi Najafabadi; Seyed Jamal Farajollah Hosseini

Addresses: Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ' Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ' Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The present study has used the 'sustainable livelihoods framework' to identify the antecedents of drought management. The main purpose of the study is to investigate the influence of factors of the sustainable livelihood model. The data were collected from a survey given to experts at Agricultural Ministry of Iran. The survey received 162 effective responses based on proportional stratified sampling. Based on the findings from the confirmative factor analysis, the order of effect of latent variables was physical capital (infrastructure) (89%), human capital (85%), political capital (80%), financial capital (79%) and social capital (54%). According to the results, some suggestions are presented.

Keywords: sustainable rural livelihood; drought management; livelihoods assets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2017.10006518

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2017 Vol.3 No.2, pp.91 - 102

Received: 30 Jun 2016
Accepted: 19 Oct 2016

Published online: 05 Aug 2017 *

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