Original Research
Economic Valuation of Sufficient and Guaranteed Irrigation Water Supply for Paddy Farms of Guilan Province

Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami; Gholamreza Peykani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, Pages 1-17


  Cultivation of the strategic crop of rice highly depends to the existence of sufficient and guaranteed irrigation water, and water shortage stresses have irreparable effects on yield and quality of productions. Decrease of the Sefidrud river inflow in Guilan province which is the main source of supplying ...  Read More

Original Research
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

Original Research
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
Investigation of Agricultural Sustainable Development in Rural Areas, With an Emphasis on Economic Approach: A Case Study of Kashmar Villages

Morteza Ashrafi; Mahmoud Hooshmand; Ali Keramatzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, Pages 51-68


   Regarding the current situation of the country and importance role of the rural community in balanced development and also due to the problems and issues which this society is facing to, rural sustainable development seems necessary. This study aims to investigate agricultural sustainability development ...  Read More

Original Research
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

Original Research
Analysis of Sustainability Assets of Paddy Systems in Rasht City

Mina Sadeghzadeh; Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari; Mohammad Hossain Ansari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, Pages 85-97


  Access and use of sustainable asset can improve farmer economics status and farmers livelihood affected by capitals quantity and balance between these capitals. The main purpose of this descriptive-conductive research was to analysis sustainability asset in paddy systems of Rasht city. Statistical population ...  Read More

Original Research
Investigation of Social Factors Affecting the Use of Tillage Conservation Practices: A Case Study of Shabab county Farmers in Ilam Province

Alireza Jamshidi; Sayed Hedayatollah Nouri; Masomeh JamshidiPh.D. student Geography and Rural Planning, Department of Geography and Rural Planning, Faculty of Geography and Planning, University of Isfahan, Iran; Davood Jamini

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, Pages 99-117


  The decision to apply soil and water conservation practices by farmers is a multi-stage decision making process that has been linked to conditions and factors variety. The aim of this descriptive –analytical study is to investigate and assess farmers’ behavioral factors affecting the use ...  Read More

Original Research
Investigation of Factors Affecting Fuel Consumption of Rural Households in Central District of Zahedan County

Maryam Sharifzadeh; Mahboube Shahrekie

Volume 1, Issue 2 , August 2014, Pages 119-135


  Domestic fuel forms a significant part of the total energy demand and providing adequate and sustainable fuel is considered as a pivotal foundation for development. This survey study aims at investigating domestic fuel consumption patterns of rural areas in central district of Zahedan County, Eastern ...  Read More