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Journal of "Rural Development Strategies (RDS)", is an open access Persian language quarterly published by University of Torbat Heydarieh and in cooperation with the Iranian Rural Development Association. This journal publish high quality Scientific achievements on different aspects of geography and rural planning, agricultural extension and rural development. The specialized refereeing policy of this journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed.

This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. All submitted manuscripts are checked by using plagiarism diagnostic software (Hamyab)  to ensure their authenticity to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the expert reviewers (Read More ...).

The impact factor in the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) (in 2019): 0.156 (Q3)

Rank in the Ministry of Science Research and Technology (in 2021): A

Publisher: University of Birjand

Frequency: Quarterly

Type of articles: original research- review articles

Type of refereeing: double-blind peer-reviewer

publishing fee: NO

Release Policy: CC-BY

plagiarism diagnostic software: Hamiyab

Original Research Rural Development
Evaluating Natural Gas Transfer and Distribution Risks to Rural Regions (Case of Hormozgan Province) .

Fahimifard Fahimifard; Bahman Bazgir

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  In this research transfer and distribution risks of natural gas to rural regions were assessed, evaluated and prioritized, then solutions of their hedging were provided with the case study of Hormozgan province gas company (HPGC). In order to data gathering, designed questionnaires were distributed between ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Evaluating the Economic Returns of Agricultural Research in Kurdistan Province

Ali Bahrami

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  Agricultural development is one of the most critical strategies approaches in rural communities and agricultural development. However, the effectiveness of the strategy has been questioned by some macroeconomic policy makers and social groups. Therefore, Evaluating the socio-economic effects of agricultural ...  Read More

Original Research Tourism
Rural Tourism Development Based on Slow Tourism Development (Study of The Javaherdeh Village)

Mostafa Mohammadi; Seyyed Mohammad Mirtaghian Rudsari; Razieh Rabani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  Speed and acceleration are always accompanied by a decrease in accuracy, an increase in the error rate and, as a result, a defect in the output. Today, there is a significant tendency to transform and change fast activities to slow ones in tourism in order to enjoy the beauty of slowness during vacations ...  Read More

Original Research Agri Eco.
Factors Affecting the Land Saffron Integration of Ghaenat, Iran: A generalized order logit approach

Alireza Karbasi; shseyedmahdi Hoseyni; Amir Dadrasmoghadam; hamideh hamidipour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  Saffron is one of the strategic products of the agricultural sector in South Khorasan province, which has special place in the country's non-oil exports. Unfortunately, the dispersion of saffron lands and the existence of smallholder units, has reduced the profit, productivity and production efficiency ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
Assessing the resilience of rural habitats against floods.(Case study: Zoshk village of Mashhad)

Mohammad Taghi Dastorani; Maryam Bhyarfard; Ali Akbar Anabestani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  Natural hazards such as floods are one of the most damaging phenomena that require more attention. Villages at risk of flooding, such as Zoshk, should be more stable in order to minimize possible flood risks and damages. One of the most important strategies that are considered today to reduce flood damage ...  Read More

Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Estimation of carbon footprint and global warming potential of barley (Hordeom Vulgare L.) (Case study: Rural areas of Shirvan city)

Mahdi Babaeian; Abolfazl Tavassoli; Yasser Esmailian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  This study was conducted to investigate the ability of carbon sequestration in barley and to determine the global warming potential of this product in the cropping year 2020-2021 in rural areas Shirvan city. For this purpose, systematic random sampling was performed in 30 farms from 0-30 cm soil depth ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Investigating the Effect of Commercial Liberalization and the Quality of Human Resources on the Gini Coefficient in Rural Areas of Iran

Ebrahim ghaed; Mohammadtaher Ahmadi Shadmehri; Habib Shirafkan lamso; Haniye Hossainzadeh

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  The rural areas of Iran are known as the most important hubs for the production of agricultural products. Considering that income distribution has an effect on the level of poverty and economic well-being of rural people, knowing the factors affecting how income is distributed in the rural areas of the ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
Predicting the probabilityof droughts using SPI drought index and its forecast based on Markov chain model (Case study: Villages of Sistan and Baluchistan province)

hadi Siasar; Amir Salari

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023


  Following the intensification and duration of the drought period in Iran and the occurrence of acute water shortage problems, drought risk management especially in rural areas has doubled. A variety of methods, including the Markov chain, are used to predict the likelihood of drought. In this study, ...  Read More

Identify Strategies to Expand Employment in Rural Areas Using the SWOT Model (Case Study: Badr District, Ravansar Township)

Davood Jamini; Ahmad Taghdisi; Alireza Jamshidi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , January 2015, , Pages 133-149


  The aim of the present study, Is the nature and procedure respectively of the applied research and descriptive, Provide solutions to expand employment in the village of Badr District. The main research instrument was researcher made questionnaire and to achieve this goal, researchers have used opinions ...  Read More

Investigation of traditional rangeland-based husbandry system in the Baladeh-Nour, Mazandaran province

Iman Haghiyan; Golam Ali Heshmati; hossein Barani; jamshid Ghorbani; Godrat Heydari

Volume 3, Issue 4 , March 2017, , Pages 497-508


  The ability of rural and nomadic communities of Iran to survive has long been dependent upon rangelands. Climatic, ethnic and tribal diversity has led to traditional rangeland-based husbandry systems that have their own calendar and animal husbandry methods in different regions of Iran. In this study ...  Read More

Prioritization of Rural Tourism Development Strategies from the Aspect of Spatial Planning: A Case Study of Gaykan-Aligoodarz County

Hedayat Allah Darvishi; Maryam Beyranvandzadeh; Sayed Ali Nader Dehghani Alwar; Sajjad Ahmadi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, , Pages 69-84


  Promotion in rural tourism, based on sustainable tourism development and using tourism as the economic engine of the region to improve life quality, is one of the most important issues that needs to apply appropriate and rational strategies, fit to the regional and local capabilities and the direction ...  Read More

Economic Evaluation of Using off Grid Photovoltaic System in Rural Areas with Monte Carlo Simulations (Case Study of Tehran)

Mehdi Hatami; Ali Nazemi; Azam Dowlatabadi; Mostafa Mostafapour

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, , Pages 19-33


  According to TAVANIR company`s statistics, despite fulfilling the electricity supply plans to the villages with more than 20 families in rural areas of Iran, Still, more than 17,000 rural families in villages ,with populations less than 20 families, are deprived from accessing to  the electricity. ...  Read More

The Comparison of Social Welfare, Income Distribution and Poverty Criteria of Rural Households in North Khorasan Province and Country during 2005-2011

Mostafa Arabi; Mahdi Khodaparast Mashhadi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, , Pages 35-50


  This paper has calculated some of the most important indexes of social welfare, changes and income inequality including, Gini coefficient, docile ratio, Engel coefficient, social welfare, household real costs per capita, gap between urban and rural consumption and poverty line in the rural areas, using ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Identification, Analysis and ranking of threatment components by Fuzzy Delphi method with an Emphasis on local communities around Amirkelayeh International Wetland

mokarram ravanbakhsh; Tooba Abedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Ecosystem threatment assessment is essential to monitoring, evaluating, and developing appropriate environmental management strategies. Amirkelayeh international wildlife refuge with an area of 1230 hectares is located in the Shirjoopasht village belonging to Rudbaneh section, Lahijan city, and Giulan ...  Read More

Original Research Agri Eco.
Investigating factors affecting the income of rural households in Lake Urmia basin

mina salehnia; mohsen rafati

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 August 2023


  One of the measures that can be taken in crisis management of Lake Urmia is to measure the impacts of the drying up of the lake on the rurals income in the basin. Assessing impacts in local dimensions is important because of identifying the ability of areas involved in environmental crises to deal with ...  Read More

Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Analyzing Effective Linkage Mechanisms between Research and Extension in the Agricultural Extension New System of Iran

javad ghasemi; hasan alipour; Neda Alizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2023


  The linkage between research and extension has always been considered as one of the most important and challenging issues in agricultural innovation systems. After the implementation of the agricultural extension new system, the linkage between these two sectors was considered as an important component. ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Investigating the Relationship Between Entrepreneurship Indicators and Sustainable Rural Development Using Focal Analysis (Case Study: Rural Settlements West of Urmia Lake)

Alireza Jamshidi; Davood Jamini; Masomeh Jamshidi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 October 2023


  The development of rural entrepreneurship is the key to solving various problems in the country's rural communities, including unemployment, poverty, food insecurity, migration, social anomalies, etc. The study aimed at investigating the focal correlation between entrepreneurship indicators (X variables ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
The role of rural housing facilities in the physical development of rural Khansar

Asghar Norouzi; Behruz Gharani Arani; Ahmad Azimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 November 2023


  Housing is one of human’s basic needs and a part of village's identity, and in recent decades, for various reasons, it has become the basis for physical changes in rural settlements. The article emphasizes on the analysis of the physical consequences of rural housing facilities in Khansar ...  Read More

Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Analysis of obstacles to the development of rural handicraft cooperatives market in Sistan and Baluchistan province

Mortrza Yaqubi; Ali Sardar Shahraki; Alireza Karbasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 November 2023


  Although Sistan and Baluchestan Province is renowned for its handicrafts and has the potential ‎to contribute significantly to the local economy, the industry has not yet met expectations. The ‎downturn in demand in the handicraft market has not only eroded the incentive to enter this ‎industry, ...  Read More

Original Research Tourism
Identifying drivers influencing rural tourism with a future research approach (case study: villages of Nir County)

bahram imani; omid hamid naneh karan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 November 2023


  This research was done in the year 2021 and is based on its applied purpose and in terms of its analytical and exploratory nature. The method of data collection, according to the nature of the research study, is both library and field. Qualitative data was collected through an open questionnaire and ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Identification and leveling of services-based infrastructures using the TOPSIS method in the northern villages of Ardabil province

Asgar Hosseinzadeh; Mehdi Moameri; Ardavan ghorbani; Raoof Mostafazadeh; Morteza Mofidi Chalan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 December 2023


  Due to the proximity to natural resources and the environment around them, the villages are most affected by the environment and are of great importance. The improper rural development poses enormous environmental challenges such as degradation of rangelands and forests, overexploitation of soil and ...  Read More

Original Research Agri Eco.
Evaluating Input-Oriented Cost and Environmental Efficiency in Leishter Plain Wheat Fields: Application of Material balance Principle and Data Envelopment Analysis

Fatemeh Moazzezi; Saeed Yazdani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 December 2023


  Today, in order to provide food security and respond to the increasing demand due to population growth, most countries, including Iran, have paid special attention to wheat production. The adoption of incentive policies by governments to increase the production of this product has led to the widespread ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Analysis of components of organic agriculture development from the perspective of agricultural jihad experts in Tehran province

mahnaz mohamadzadeh nasirabadi; mahbobeh hasani; tahereh sharghi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 December 2023


  Today, the issue of health and food quality is one of the challenges facing communities and organic farming as an alternative to conventional agriculture, is growing and expanding rapidly and in the near future the most important and main feature of the presence of agricultural products in global markets. ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
Spatial analysis of the extent to which the local community has economic indicators affecting resilience against environmental hazards (Case study: villages of Sistan region)

zahra keikha; javad Bazrafshan; sirous ghanbari; Aleme Keikha

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 December 2023


  Occurrence of natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes in geographical areas, especially in rural areas, has devastating effects. Such incidents often endanger the health of residents by destroying economic resources and welfare and biological facilities, and those are always a serious threat ...  Read More

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