Decision-making
1. Exploring the strategy of Reducing Water Consumption Expenditure and its Role in Farmers' Satisfaction

mohammad ali dadashi; Vahid Khasheii

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 September 2017

Abstract
  The purpose of the present research is to examine the effect of coating the tertiary irrigation canals on farmers’ satisfaction in Sowme’eh Sara, Guilan. The study was conducted using a survey research methodology. The statistical population included 14 tertiary canalized schemes in Sowme’eh ...  Read More

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2. Factors Affecting on Research Practices Development regarding Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Higher Education: A Two-Step Approach to Structural Equation Modeling

Masoud Ahmadinejad

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 319-330

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was to identify the factors affecting research practices development (RPD) regarding entrepreneurship in agricultural higher education, case study Islamic Azad University, Khouzestan Province, Iran.  Faculty members in Islamic Azad University, Khouzestan Province were ...  Read More

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3. Employees' Attitude toward Management Commitment to Internal Marketing and the Emphasis of Managers on Informal Internal Communication in Agriculture Jihad Organization

Mohammad Reza Azadedel; Mahnaz Shokri

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 273-283

Abstract
  One of the most important factors for successful implementation of activities, maintaining status and keeping balance in an organization is human resources. The present study aims to analyze the role of informal internal staffing as a mediator in explaining the attitudes of the employees of the Agriculture ...  Read More

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4. Group Dynamics Features and Socio-economic Status of Cocoa Farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria

Olaoluwa Ayodeji Adebayo

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 77-88

Abstract
  Group dynamics features are important factors for improving farmers’ socio-economic status. This study focused on the effect of group dynamics features on the socio-economic status of cocoa farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 93 cocoa farmers for ...  Read More

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5. A Comparative Investigation of TOPSIS, Factor Analysis, and Scale Gram Analytical Methods on Rural Development (A Case Study of Islamshahr Rural Development Level)

Sahar Dehyouri

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 89-106

Abstract
  Rural areas have always played a significant role in the global economy by providing a variety of foods and raw materials. This role is much more prominent in developing countries. Rural development is also an important part of regional policies, covering agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, ...  Read More

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6. Effect of Temporary and Permanent Shocks of Total Factor Productivity on the Demand for Agricultural Imports in Iran

Zahra Tavakoli; Sedigheh Nabieian; Mohammadreza Zare Mehrjerdi; Seyed Abdolmajid Jalaei

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 135-147

Abstract
  Economic theories show that the direction and magnitude of the fluctuations of economic variables depend on the type and magnitude of the shocks they are faced with. Various reasons are noted for fluctuations in demands for imports, including productivity shocks. Accordingly, this research was aimed ...  Read More

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7. Agricultural Economic and Environmental Impacts of Water Resources Management Scenarios of Agricultural Sector in Qazvin Plain

Mehrnoosh Mirzaei; Saeid Yazdani; Mohammad Reza Nazari; Abolfazl Mahmoodi; Gholamreza Yavari; Mohsen Shokatfadaei

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 55-65

Abstract
  With the widening of the gap in water supply and demand in recent years and the schemes of the Ministry of Energy to restore and balance underground tables, the agricultural sector is projected to be under increasing pressure due to the rationing programs and the allocation of water resources to other ...  Read More

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8. Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources Using Multi-Criteria Programming (A Case Study of Kashmar Plain)

Somayeh Shirzadi Laskookalayeh; Reza Esfanjari Kenari

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 465-474

Abstract
  Frequent droughts and their consequences result in the loss of groundwater, the deficiency of nutrients, the drying of surface water resources, and substantially more exploitation of the groundwater resources, which, altogether, cause the mobilization of saline waters to groundwater tables. This will ...  Read More

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9. On the Effect of Rainfall Variations on Economic Variables: The Application of General Equilibrium Model

Zeinab Moinoddini; Hamid Mohammadi; Hosein Mehrabi Boshrabadi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 433-439

Abstract
  The economy of Iran is dependent on many variables that play a role in its growth and development. On the other hand, rainfall is one of the important factors of climate change that has affected economic strategic programs including those of the agricultural sector. Rainfall variations ...  Read More

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10. Optimal Cropping Pattern Modifications with the Aim of Environmental-Economic Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Mostafa Mardani; Saman Ziaei; Alireza Nikouei

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 365-375

Abstract
  Sustainability in agricultural is determined by aspects like economy, society and environment. Multi-objective programming (MOP) model has been a widely used tool for studying and analyzing the sustainability of agricultural system. However, optimization models in most applications are forced to use ...  Read More

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11. Evaluation and Ranking of Citrus Gardens’ Risks Using TOPSIS Method (Case Study: East of Mazandaran Province)

Simin Dokht Ghasemian; Gholamreza Yavari; Vahid Majed; Abolfazl Mahmodi; Abolfazl Javadian

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 47-63

Abstract
  Citrus production has a great importance and position in Iran. The growth and sustainability of the agriculture sector is impossible without appropriate and effective risk identification and management. In this study, the main risks of citrus gardens were identified based on the Delphi method through ...  Read More

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12. Farmers Willingness to Pay for Crop Insurance: Evidence from Eastern Ghana

Emmanuella Ellis

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 447-463

Abstract
  Crop insurance is a risk management tool with the potential of dealing with risk more efficiently, the study uses a dichotomous contingent valuation method to elicit the willingness to pay for crop insurance among cereal farmers in the Eastern region of Ghana. The study employed descriptive statistical ...  Read More

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13. Does Agriculture Price Index Respond to Exchange Rate Fluctuations in Iran?

Mohammad Abdi Seyyedkolaee; Amir Mansour Tehranchian; Ahmad Jafari Samimi; Seyyed Mojtaba Mojaverian

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 407-413

Abstract
  Since some raw materials, semi manufactured, intermediate and capital goods in agricultural sector are imported, the exchange rate fluctuations can affect the cost price of products in this sector. Recently, we are facing considerable fluctuations in exchange rate that has an important impact on all ...  Read More

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14. Green Product Consumers Segmentation Using Self-Organizing Maps in Iran

Narges Delafrooz; Sina Siavash Moghaddam

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 347-356

Abstract
  This study aims to segment the market based on demographical, psychological, and behavioral variables, and seeks to investigate their relationship with green consumer behavior. In this research, self-organizing maps are used to segment and to determine the features of green consumer behavior. This was ...  Read More

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15. Development and Validation of Sustainable Aquaculture Indicators: Case of Alborz Dam Basin, Mazandaran, Iran

Ehsan Gholifar; Enayat Abbasi; Gholamreza Pezeshki Rad; Hassan Salehi; Abdolmotalleb Rezaei

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 191-199

Abstract
  The present study was conducted to examine the development and validation of sustainable indicators related to aquaculture as a social-ecological system. By reviewing the literature, it was found about 148 indicators related to sustainable aquaculture in economic (market-oriented and responsive aquaculture, ...  Read More

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16. Identification of Strategies for Sustainable Development of Rice Production in Guilan Province Using SWOT Analysis

Mohsen Shafieyan Estahbanati; Mehdi Homayounfar; Mehdi Fadaei

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 141-153

Abstract
  Sustainable development is one of the most important issues that can be considered from different aspects and in different contexts including sustainable agriculture. This study aimed to investigate the main strategies related to sustainable development of rice production as an important agricultural ...  Read More

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17. Factors Affecting Commercialization of Agricultural Innovation in Kermanshah Science and Technology Park, Iran

Nasibeh Pourfateh; Nader Naderi; Farahnaz Rostami

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 121-132

Abstract
  Science and technology parks have been a major driver of both the commercialization of agricultural innovation and the financial success of many farm and agribusiness firms. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to explain the factors affecting commercialization of agricultural innovation in ...  Read More

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18. The Driving and Inhibiting Factors of Mechanized Tobacco Production in Iran Using the Delphi Technique

Seyyed Milad Samizadeh; Saeed Firouzi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 109-119

Abstract
  Increased cost of tobacco cultivation is a major concern for its sustainable production in Iran. Therefore, the development of tobacco mechanized cultivation is a necessity. Given this, the driving and inhibiting factors of the development of mechanized tobacco cultivation were investigated by the Delphi ...  Read More

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19. On the Comparison of the Applications of Conventional Ranking Techniques in Determining the Priority Factors Affecting Seed Production of Medicinal Plants: Case of Guilan Province, Iran

Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini; Esmaeil Fallahi; Sepideh Gholinezhad

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 1-14

Abstract
  Aimed at identifying and prioritizing promoters and deterrent affecting seed production of medicinal plants, the present study was conducted in 2014. The Delphi method was conducted using a panel of 13 experts in Guilan Natural Resources and Agriculture Organization. In the first round of the study, ...  Read More

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20. Entrepreneurial Strategies of Enhancing Competitive Advantage of Medicinal Herbs in Ilam Province, Iran

Mohammad Jasemi; Homayoon Moradnezhadi; Mohammad Salavarz

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 459-466

Abstract
  Finding new ways to compete in competitive markets is the essence of strategic thinking and marketing strategy. This issue has always been addressed by the experts and scholars of economics and management overrecent decades. In this regard, the present study explores the entrepreneurial strategies to ...  Read More

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21. Assessment Improving and Organizing Mechanism of Water Users Cooperatives Using AHP Method in Esfarayen County, Iran

Zahra Hosseinpur; Mohammad Hossein Menhaj; Mohammad Kavoosi-Kalashami

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 339-351

Abstract
  Institutionalization of Water Users’ Cooperatives (WUAS) is one of the strategies for cooperative irrigation management, which lays the foundation for the participation of farmers in tackling water shortage challenge to reach the objectives of sustainable management of agricultural water in an ...  Read More

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22. Effective Factors Influencing on the Implementation of Knowledge Management in the Agricultural Bank of Qom Province

Mohammad Esmaiely; Mehrdad Niknami; Ali Badragheh

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 205-210

Abstract
  The main objective of the present work was to study the factors affecting the deployment of knowledge management in Agriculture Bank of Qom Province. It was a causative-relational study in terms of data collection. Also, it was a field study, non-experimental in terms of variables control. Sample size ...  Read More