Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assista1As nt Professor, Faculty of Agricultural Development and Economics, University of Tehran, Karaj, I.R. Iran.

2 Professor, Faculty of Agricultural Development and Economics, University of Tehran, Karaj, I.R. Iran

3 Professor, Faculty of Agricultural Development and Economics, University of Tehran, Karaj, I.R. Iran.


Social network analysis used to study the relationship between stakeholders and actors in natural resource management has become a scientific approach. The purpose of this study was analysis of Information Exchange Network among organizations engage in the sustainable management of natural resources. Results of Social Network Analysis revealed that there is weak Relationship among organizations about information exchange in sustainable natural resource management and access to information in this network is very hard and there is medium communication potential among organizations. Also in information network of the organizations, Agricultural organization had high power in the whole network. University, Agricultural organization and Research Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources have important role in facilitating of information exchange. Analysis of regularity process and its relationship with information exchange network revealed that forests, range and watershed management organization has more power than other organizations.



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