Document Type: Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

2 MSc Student, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran


As regards decreasing cotton cultivation in Iran during these years, the degree of risk taken by a cotton cultivator in the agricultural part is important. The studies showed that the cotton crop yield during the past years did not have enough growth and the cotton cost product in the period of study cotton production costs, has increased. In this paper, the risk orientation of cotton cultivators was investigated; the researchers have done this employing a parametric approach and the Saha Mean-Standard Deviation Model. Statistical information and the cost product of provinces which produce cotton between 2000-2010 were collected. Econometric models with panel data were estimated. The results showed that cotton cultivator aversion, risk, and the trend increased when the income and the fluctuation cost product went up in each hector.

Graphical Abstract


Increased production costs and production risk of the factors are reducing the area under cotton cultivation.

The results of this study indicate that Iran's cotton farmers are risk averse.

The degree of risk aversion increased, when the income and the fluctuation cost product went up in each hector.



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