Document Type: Original Article


1 MS.C student of rural development Science Research University, Tehran, Iran

2 MS.C student of rural development, Tehran University, Karaj, Iran


This study was conducted in order to investigate the problems and solutions to improve the employment situation in agriculture sector in Karaj Payam Noor university students. Statistical population are Included all of Karaj Payam Noor University Graduate Students (N=1320). Using Cochran formula, 120 students were selected as sample. For more credits of findings, 150 questionnaires were distributed with stratified random sampling method that finally 140 questionnaires were completed and analyzed. The main research instrument was a questionnaire that its validity was confirmed by a panel of experts and its reliability was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient (α> 0.7). Data analysis was performed by SPSSwin18 software. The results showed that the most important barriers to employment in agriculture were classified in five factors:1-Lack of entrepreneurial culture, 2-Strategic barriers, 3-Strategic barriers, 4-Academic barriers, 5-Psychological barriers and 6- Educational barriers. Furthermore, the results of factor analysis classified solutions for improving employment in the agricultural sector in five factors: 1-Support, 2–Professional, 3-Communication – Institutional, 4-Education and 5 –skills


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