Using Factorial Analysis to Study the Factors Affecting the Production of Fruit Trees in the Syrian Coast

Mahmoud Amoudi * (1) and Talib Ahmed (2)

 (1). Department of Statistics and Programming, Faculty of Economics, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria.

(*corresponding author: Mahmoud  Amoudi.

Received: 28/7/2020                   Accepted: 06/09/2020


The aim of this research is to study and analyze the production of fruit trees and the factors affecting their production on the Syrian coast, in order to reach the most important production variables and factors affecting it using factor analysis, in addition to trying to arrive at the nature of the relationship between the production of fruit trees and the factors affecting them in the Syrian coast (Lattakia and Tartous) Based on data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics and periodic reports by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform for a time series extending between (2000-2016). The results of the study showed the possibility of reducing the variables of fruit tree production in the Syrian coast from 8 variables to 4 basic factors, and reducing the variables of the factors affecting the production of fruit trees also in the Syrian coast from 9 variables to 3 basic factors, in addition to reaching by studying the relationship between tree production Fruits and factors affecting them using the multiple regression model indicated that there was a significant effect of natural, economic and human factors on the production of figs, apricots, grapes and citrus fruits, but they did not affect the production of apples, cherries, olives and pomegranates.
Key words: Factor analysis, fruit tree production, The syrian coast.

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