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

bahram imani; omid hamid naneh karan

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 412-427


  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
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

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 429-446


  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
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

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 447-461


  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

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

mina salehnia; mohsen rafati

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 463-478


  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

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 479-497


  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 Agricultural Extension and Education
Study Of Offering and Utilization of Medicinal Plants and People Attitudes towards them in Torbat Heydarieh Herbal Stores

Ibrahim Moradnejadi; Jalil Farzadmehr; Hamed Sangoony; Hassan Feizi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 499-512


  Increasing the consumption of medicinal plants has many benefits, including creating employment and generating income for producers, especially in rural communities whose livelihoods are highly dependent on nature. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the factors affecting the consumption of medicinal ...  Read More

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

Mortrza Yaqubi; Ali Sardar Shahraki; Alireza Karbasi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 513-540


  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 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

Volume 10, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 541-560


  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

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 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 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 Rural Development
Analysis of the effects of issuing health certificates of agricultural products from the perspective of farmers

Somayeh Kordalivand; Hossein Shabanali Fami; Ali Asadi; Ali Akbar Barati

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 January 2024


  Present-day challenges include the growing tendency of unhealthy food shortages in the market and environmental degradation. If properly managed, issuing the safety and health certificate of agricultural products can be a significant factor in resolving the issues brought up. The purpose of the current ...  Read More

Original Research Economics
Economic evaluation of forage production in Rangelands of Chaharbagh village, Golestan province

reza yari; shohahat zare; S.Mahbobe Mirmiran

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 February 2024


  Evaluating the ecological and economic potential is an effective step and a suitable tool to guide the current activities and uses in the land towards comprehensive management and sustainable rural development. Identifying and evaluating the potentials of each region is a guide for achieving development ...  Read More

Original Research Agri Eco.
Investigating the Factors Affecting the Decreased Demand for Insurance of Agricultural Products (Case Study: Wheat Farmers of Torbat-Jam City)

Sepideh Ghasemian; Arash Dourandish; Mohammad Ghorbani; Fatameh sakhi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 February 2024


  The agricultural products insurance is an efficient way to reduce the risk of activity in this field, which seeks to improve the economic productivity of the agricultural sector by encouraging farmers to insure their products. The success of it also depends on the farmers' willingness to produce ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Challenges and opportunities facing beekeeping sector in Fereydunshahr county

Seyed Erfan Hosseini; Ali Akbar Barati; Hossein Shabanali Fami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 February 2024


  Nowadays, despite the undeniable importance of the beekeeping in different communities due to its economic, social and environmental functions (such as facilitating the pollination of plants), this sector is facing some challenges and neglected opportunities that have limited its performance and development. ...  Read More

Original Research Agri Eco.
Investigating development of agriculture sector in Iran's three northern provinces rural areas compare to Netherlands based on the MARCOS approach

Alireza Shafaeieh Najjar; Mohammad Kavoosi-Kalashami; Heydar Gholizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 February 2024


  Considering the climatic similarity of Iran's three northern provinces compared to the Netherlands, why does Iran have a low level of development in the agricultural sector? Can the Netherlands development model be used for the development of Iran's agricultural sector? The purpose of this ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
Economic strategies to maintain villagers in border areas

Maryam Ghasemi; Farhad Ramzani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 February 2024


  حفظ امنیت مرزهای کشور ایجاب ‌‌می‌کند جمعیت نواحی مرزی حفظ گردد. از آنجاکه مهم‌ترین دلیل مهاجرت مرزنشینان تنگناهای اقتصادی است، مطالعه حاضر به شناسایی راهبردهای اقتصادی ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Explaining the pattern of barriers and problems of rural entrepreneurship development in cooperative and agricultural companies: a phenomenological study

reza Norouzi ajirloo; moslem soleymanpor; MohammadKarim Raesi; Javad Asghari Rad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 April 2024


  Abstract Today, the growing need for rural entrepreneurship to create many job opportunities for villagers is felt more than in the past. which can be effective in increasing production, improving the level of income and improving the social status of the people. The present study was conducted with ...  Read More

Original Research Tourism
The effects of data mining quality on the acceptance of information by tourists in social media platforms: the case study of tourism target villages in Khuzestan province.

Yazdan Shirmohammadi; Elham Khozestan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 April 2024


  Tourism organizations need to communicate and interact with tourists through social media. Through social media platforms, tourists independently generate and share information .The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of data mining quality on the acceptance of information by tourists ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
Analyzing the influence of capable households on the formation of creative villages (case study: villages of Roshtkhar Township)

Ali Eizadi; Seyed Hadi Tayebnia

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 April 2024


  Today, the role of creativity in the world economy and the development process of countries has been assessed as so important and key that creativity has played a significant role in the economic growth and development of the world. On the other hand, the capability of human resources has been able to ...  Read More

Original Research Rural Development
Analysis of factors affecting the employment of agricultural sector Farmers in non-agricultural activities in Sabzevar city

Arash Dourandish; Mahdieh Salari; Mahmood Daneshvar; Fatameh sakhi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 April 2024


  In recent years, the non-agricultural sector has been recognized as a tool to reduce rural poverty and create employment for the rural labor. In Iran, non-agricultural activities in rural areas due to recent droughts, water resources crisis and the tendency of rural youth to non-agricultural activities ...  Read More

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