Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Factor Effecting the Success of Consulting Firms, Technical and Agricultural Engineering in Isfahan Province.

Laleh Mohtasham Zadeh; Mohammad Sadegh Ebrahimi Koohboneh; Amir Mozafar Amini

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 1-20


  Agriculture engineering and technical consulting services were initially established in 2008 by the establishment of a network of NGOs in order to reduce the problems of the agricultural sector in line with privatization and downsizing of the government. The main objective of this study was to investigate ...  Read More

Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Identifying and Analyzing the Barriers to Organizational Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Development Cooperatives in the Zanjan Province

Rohollah Rezaei; Seyyed Mahmoud Hosseini; Maryam Mohammadi Pabandi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 21-40


  The main purpose of this descriptive- correlative survey was to identify and analyze the barriers to organizational entrepreneurship development in rural development cooperatives of the Zanjan Province. The statistical population of the subjects under study consisted of all of the main members of administrative ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
Wheat Farmer's Land Consolidation Attitude and Suitable Solutions from Their Viewpoints in (Case Study: Hashtrood Township Rural Area

Ali Shams; Javad Ahadzade; Alireza Abbasi; Hooshmandan Moghadam Fard

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 41-60


  Proper planning and implementation of sound programs and strategies is vital to  agricultural development. Recognizing current problems and strengths of any section is required in the first step. One of the most important problems in the Iranian agriculture sector is land fragmentation. The purpose ...  Read More

Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Assessing the Sustainability of Farm-land Management in the Eastern Azerbaijan Province (Case of Malekan County)

Siamak Nabizadeh; Mohammadreza Mahboobi; Gholam Hossein Abdollahzadeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 61-80


      This paper aims to assess sustainable farmlands management in the Malekan County. The target population consisted of wheat growers among which 162 farmers were selected according to the multistage cluster selection method. The research tool used was a questionnaire whose face validity ...  Read More

Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Information Sources Influencing Soil Testing Innovation Adoption by Grape Farmers in the Khorramdarreh Township

Seyedeh Shirin Golbaz; Esmail Karamidehkordi; Gholamreza Mojaradi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 81-100


  Testing soil  is recognized to be an important practice for sustainable use of nutrients, which has been introduced to Iranian grape farmers as an innovation for over a decade. Its adoption and utilization may be influenced by receiving information from different sources. This study is performed ...  Read More

Original Research Agricultural Extension and Education
Analyzing the Required Professional Qualification for Agricultural Extension Experts in Operational Level in the Mazandaran Province

Amir Ahmadpour; Meysam Nouri; Mehdi Alikhani Dado Kolaei

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 101-120


  Extension experts who play an active role at the operational level are required to have some indispensable competencies to enable them to provide the rural community with some high quality, ­applicable and important educational programs. Accordingly, the study sought to analyze the components of ...  Read More

Original Research Geography and plan
Social Welfare Assessment in Rural Areas with Emphasis on the Views of Local Residents (Case Study: Kheir Area in the Estahban Township)

Saeid Reza Akbarian Ronizi; Seyyed Abbas Rajaie; Mehdi Ramezanzadeh Lasboyee

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 121-140


  Rural development is one of the most important processes that is considered in different countries. Rural development needs to recognize the different important components. Social welfare is one of the important components using which enables us to reduce the problems of villages. By this issue we can ...  Read More

Original Research Agri Eco.
Economic Analysis of Transformation of Traditional Irrigation Systems to Modern Systems of Wheat Production in the Fars Province

Reza Esfanjari Kenari; Mostafa Eskandari; Hosein Mehrabi Boshrabadi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2015, Pages 141-160


  In this study different irrigation methods of wheat in the Fars province were analyzed using metafrontier approach technological gap ratio. For this purpose, information about 100 farmers that were interviewed randomly in 2013 was used. The sample farms were divided into two groups (with and without ...  Read More