ERIC Number: ED036354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Farmers Toward Government, Education, and Village Life in the Northern Beqa'a of Lebanon.
Yacoub, Salah M.; Wassink, M. Graeff
In April of 1967, some 166 Lebanese farmers (88 sunflower planters and 78 non-planters) were interviewed to determine attitudes toward governmental involvement in the sunflower project and government affairs in general, and toward education, farming, and village life. A tabulation of the results showed, among other things, that about one-third of the farmers were satisfied with the government's efforts to improve their villages and that three-fourths were not concerned about who would govern the country. Reported attitudes were very favorable toward educating children, and some preference was given to educating the males. It was noted that factors retarding agricultural development were lack of capital, lack of irrigation, and lack of governmental support. The conclusion was reached that agricultural technology would be accepted more quickly if loans were made available to the farmers. (BD)
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Authoring Institution: American Univ., Beirut (Lebanon).