نوع مقاله : مقاله علمی پژوهشی
1 گروه جغرافیا، دانشکده علوم انسانی و اجتماعی، دانشگاه گلستان، گرگان، ایران
2 گروه جغرافیا، دانشکده علوم انسانی، دانشگاه تربیت مدرس، تهران، ایران
3 گروه جغرافیای انسانی، دانشکده جغرافیا، دانشگاه تهران، تهران، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
The production of silk by mass breeding is considered a major economic activity in many developing countries. In order to develop this activity, special attention must be given to how the production, processing, trade, and final consumption systems function. It is proposed that a value chain model can be used to activate this type of business to increase productivity and achieve competitiveness. The objective of this study was therefore to examine the value chain of sericulture activity in rural Ramyan County. The study is applied as a descriptive-analytical study that uses purposeful and numerical methods as the basis for selecting samples and collecting data. The statistical population for this study consists of 103 activists from the sericulture business of Ramyan County. A researcher-made questionnaire based on a Likert scale was used to evaluate the performance of the components. The questionnaire's validity was confirmed by professors and experts, and its reliability was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.897. A statistical analysis was performed in the SPSS software environment and a map was prepared using ArcGIS software. The results of the research on the value chain components of sericulture activity show that the policy-making and infrastructure sectors of this business in the region, which scored 8.5 and 2.57, respectively, have the best and poorest performance as part of the value chain. From the perspective of the average points in different parts of the value chain, we can say that this business is at the beginning of the development stage of this activity.