Analysis of Institutional Network of Resilience to Climate Change: Case of Ghezel Ozen Basin

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Agricultural extension and education, University of Tehran

Abstract

The climate change phenomenon is considered as one of the important environmental challenges in the 21st century. The most impacts of this phenomenon are focused on industries and establishments such as agriculture and fishery that is depended on natural resources. Resilience considered as a practical approach for compatibility of this phenomenon and the creation of sustainable development. Since networks, especially formal networks such as institutional networks, can play a key role in creating and promoting resilience against climate change, the present study is conducted through a network analysis approach and with the aim of fundamental analyses in the field of resilience against climate change. The statistical population of the present study consists of the small beneficiary owners in Tarom County in Zanjan province. Through network analysis, the dominant statistical method of the research considered as the sociometry and extraction of network centrality indices. According to the findings, two agencies namely Agriculture Jihad Organization, and Banks and Credit and Financial Institution play a major role in the educational information network and technical services, respectively. In the financial facilities network, banks and credit and financial institutions, and the Agricultural Jihad Organization rank first and second in providing the financial services and consulting, respectively. The findings demonstrated that many institutions that can play a constructive role in the field of resilience against climate change, such as the insurance organization, have been secluded and marginalized.

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Volume 73, Issue 4
March 2021
Pages 725-740
  • Receive Date: 16 February 2020
  • Revise Date: 22 February 2021
  • Accept Date: 27 February 2021
  • First Publish Date: 27 February 2021