Education and training
1. The impacts of educational and extensional methods on using renewable energy by Semnan poultry farmers

Mohsen Mohammadi; Mohammad Sadegh Sabouri; Seyed Sadjad Seyed Sabouri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2017

Abstract
  This paper aims at studying the role of agricultural education and extension methods on the use of renewable energy by farmers in Semnan Province. The research was a practical study in terms of goal and was a descriptive-correlation study in terms of methodology. The population of the study was composed ...  Read More

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2. Investigating Challenges of agricultural knowledge and information systems (AKIS) in Iran with Delphi technique

Seyedeh Marzieh Razeghi; Hasan Sadighi; Mohammad Chizari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 0-0

Abstract
  Sustainable agricultural and rural development requires knowledge and information, skills, attitudes and technologies, which run through a network of actors to produce, distribute and use it in a particular place. The model of the Agriculture Knowledge and Information Systems (AKIS) is designed based ...  Read More

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3. Factors Affecting Avoiding the Use of Pesticides to Greenhouse Vegetables in Bandar Abbas District (Iran)

Masoud Yazdanpanah; Fatemeh Rahimi Feyzabad; Khadejeh Abbaszade

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 237-247

Abstract
  Despite huge environmental, economic, health, and social costs of pesticides, evidence revealed that farmers in developing countries would continue to use pesticides. The root of the problem appears to be related to the way of farmers’ decision making. As such, it is crucial for policymakers to ...  Read More

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4. Developing an Appropriate Model for Entrepreneurial Faculty of Agriculture in Iran

Negin Fallah Haghghighi; Masoud Bijani; Ahmad Rezvanfar; Naser Valizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 501-518

Abstract
  Nowadays, promoting entrepreneurship to train graduates endowed with entrepreneurial traits is considered as one of the new functions of the faculties of agriculture. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to design an appropriate model for entrepreneurial faculty of agriculture in Iran. This ...  Read More

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5. How Students’ Views on Educational Factors Influence Their Achievement Motivation and Learning Approaches? Comparison of Perspectives

Mahtab Pouratashi; Chang Zhu

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 539-551

Abstract
  This comparative study was conducted to explore achievement motivation and learning approaches of agricultural students and to examine students’ views on educational factors influencing their achievement motivation and learning approaches. The statistical population of this study comprised agricultural ...  Read More

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6. Household Food Security: Case of Summer Crop Growers in Shoushtar Township, Iran

Azadeh Noorollah Noorivandi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 475-486

Abstract
  associated with this condition among summer crop growers in Shoushtar Township, Khouzestan Province, Iran. This cross-sectional survey study was conducted from September 2015 to February 2017. The population consisted of summer crop farmers in the Shoushtar Township (N=850). The sample size was determined ...  Read More

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7. Promoting Organizational Innovation among Agricultural Extension Experts: The Role for Knowledge Management

Abdolvahed Kaabi; khourosh Roosta

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 421-431

Abstract
  Recently, innovation has become a very important issue, as it provides a strategic advantage for organizations to outperform competition and remain agile in the environment.  Additionally, knowledge management is considered to be a strong support for innovation. However, few studies examine the ...  Read More

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8. Export Barriers of Honey in Iran: The Application of the DEMATEL Method

Mehdi Homayounfar; Seyyed Mohammad Zargar; Mansour Soufi; Seyyedeh Fereshteh Mousavi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 341-354

Abstract
  The rapid world economic growth has driven the businesses towards involvement in international marketplaces due to lower business risks, lower commitment of resources, and higher flexibility of these markets. However, evidence indicates that barriers to exportation vary across different ...  Read More

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9. Prediction of Food Security Levels in Rural Households Based on Socio-Economic Factors (The Case of Nahavand County, Iran)

Saadi Fathollahi; Hosein Shabanali Fami; Ali Asadi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 329-339

Abstract
  The role of nutrition in the health area, increasing efficiency and its relationship with economic development has been approved through extensive research in the world using scientific foundations and empirical evidence. Therefore, accessing to food security is the basic pillar of development. ...  Read More

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10. SWOT Analysis of Strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurs Empowerment

Shohreh Karami; Hossein Agahi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 307-320

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to identify strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurs Empowerment in Javanrod, Salasebabajani, Ravansar and Paveh counties of Kermanshah Province. The structural impact obtained was based on different qualitative techniques and was analysed based on the SWOT model. The finding ...  Read More

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11. The Effect of Knowledge Management on Organizational Entrepreneurship among Agricultural Extension Experts in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Zahra Korani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 245-255

Abstract
  In today's turbulent business environment, organizations face the need to rapidly respond to demands, explore new opportunities, apply evolving technologies, and create novel competitive advantages. Knowledge Management (KM) and Organizational Entrepreneurship (OE) are two strategic tools through which ...  Read More

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12. Preferred Extension System for Sustainable Horticulture in Sari, Iran

Amir Ahmadpour; Hadi Moumenihelali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 125-136

Abstract
  Lack of understanding of the extension, education, and development practitioners’ role and their contribution to sustainable agriculture is the main challenge of sustainability projects in Iran. Accordingly, the aim of this study was toidentify the extension system that has been ...  Read More

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13. Role of Knowledge Management in Empowerment of Agriculture Organization’s Experts in Ilam Province, Iran

Alireza Poursaeed; Hoda Akbaripour

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 81-89

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was to determine knowledge management in the empowerment of the experts of Agricultural Organization in Ilam County of Iran. The statistical population was composed of all employees with the organizational positions of expert or higher in Agricultural Organization of Ilam ...  Read More

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14. Determinants of the Social Health of Rural Women in Ghale-Shahin Rural District in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Somayeh Shahbazi; Ali Asghar Mirakzadeh; Amirhossein Alibaygi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 101-112

Abstract
  Social health is essential to social development of rural communities, especially rural women, in order to promote their welfare as well as their human and social capital. The present research was applied in terms of objective, and it was implemented using different approaches to examine the social health ...  Read More

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15. Socioeconomic Determinants Influencing the Willingness of Agriculture Undergraduates to Participate in Agripreneurship in Northwest Nigeria

Aliyu Akilu Barau; Gbolagade Benjamin Adesiji

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 25-34

Abstract
  The study analyzed the socioeconomic determinants influencing the willingness of the agriculture undergraduates to participate in agripreneurship in Northwest, Nigeria. The study employed a questionnaire to obtain primary data. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 150 respondents from the ...  Read More

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16. Seed Potato Management among Potato Growers in Freydunshahr County (Isfahan Province), Iran

Asghar Bagheri; Mojtaba Sookhtanlou

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 497-508

Abstract
  This study investigated the mechanisms of seed potato management by potato growers of Freydunshahr County in Isfahan province. Survey research method was used in this study. A sample of 250 potato growers (N=725) was selected for data collection. Stratified random sampling method was used. The research ...  Read More

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17. Factors Affecting the Professional Development of Faculty Members: A Case Study of Ilam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Roya Eshraghi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 509-515

Abstract
  Professional development is a continuous process of individual and experimental tests that must empower individual educators to make complex decisions; to identify and to solve problems; to connect theory and practice in learners’ output; and to enable educators to offer learning opportunities ...  Read More

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18. Effectiveness Evaluation of Rural Extension Education Programs (The Case of Sheep Breeders in Pasargad Township, Iran)

Taher Azizi-Khalkheili; Masoud Bijani; Mohammad Reza Shahpasand; Farzad Farbod

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 465-476

Abstract
  Since a lot of material and human expenditure are spent for implementing extension education programs for rural people, one of the most important aspects of these programs is “effectiveness evaluation” and the rate of accomplishing program objectives, as well as determining program obstacles ...  Read More

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19. The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Rural Women: An Example from Iran

Mehdi Nooripoor; Azar Eskandari; Zeinab Sharifi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 337-345

Abstract
  This study aimed to investigate the personality characteristics related to entrepreneurial spirit of rural women. The statistical population of the study included rural women in the central district of Nimrooz County in Sistan and Baluchistan Province (N=406). Krejcie and Morgan Table was used to determine ...  Read More

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20. Effects of Community-Based Paid Extension on Reducing Vulnerability of Smallholder Dairy Farmers of Southwest Bangladesh

Md. Ektear Uddin; A K M Kanak Pervez; Qijie Gao; Md. Habibur Rahman; Md. Shafiqul Islam

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 293-304

Abstract
  The study investigated the effect of Community-Based Paid Extension (CPE) on vulnerability reduction of smallholder dairy farmers. Randomly sampled 255 farmers were interviewed together with 15 key informants’ interview. Both statistical analysis and thematic approach were employed to achieve triangulation. ...  Read More

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21. The Effects of Educational, Extension, and Research Factors on the Development of Medicinal Plants in Markazi Province of Iran

Seyed Davood Hajimirrahimi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 223-236

Abstract
  The main objective of this study was identifying the effects of educational, extension and research factors on the development of medicinal plants in Markazi Province of Iran. The statistical population included all managers, extension agents and experts involved in medicinal plants in Markazi Province ...  Read More

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22. Promoting Entrepreneurial Behavior among Agricultural Students: A Two-Step Approach to Structural Equation Modeling

Nematollah Shiri; Ali Asghar Mirakzadeh; Kiumars Zarafshani

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 211-221

Abstract
  Increasing rate of unemployment among the graduates of Iranian higher agricultural education system has been developed into one of the major socio-economic problems of the nation. Entrepreneurship is one of the most important factors contributing to economic and social development, ...  Read More

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23. The Relationship between Extension Educational and Psychological Factors and Participation of Agricultural Co-operatives' Members (Case of Shirvan Chardavol County, Ilam, Iran)

Mohammad Bagher Arayesh

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 79-87

Abstract
  The forty-year history of agricultural production co-operatives in Iran shows that this type of exploitation system has faced with many challenges during this period. First, despite the help and support by the government, the co-operative sector has not been able to play a major role in the development ...  Read More

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24. Rice Farmers’ Behaviors and Attitudes toward Agricultural Extension Programs in Healthy Food Production (Case of Lahijan and Amlash Counties, Northern Iran)

Fatemeh Askary Bozayeh; Fathollah Keshavarzshal; Zahra MojibHaghghadam; Parisa Shahinrokhsar

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 37-46

Abstract
  This study­aimed to explain thebehavior and attitudes of farmersin the adoption ofIntegrated Pest­­­Management (IPM) technologiesinrice fields. The main instrument ofresearch was a questionnaire whose validitywas confirmed bya panel of professorsandexecutive experts, and its reliabilitywas ...  Read More

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25. Improving Teaching-Learning Process and Experience Based on Students, Faculty and Staff Perspectives

Mary Holz-Clause; Lisa Kessler; Vikram Koundinya

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 15-24

Abstract
  In order to make strategic decisions, the new leadership team at the College of Agriculture at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona conducted a series of focus group interviews with its students, faculty, and staff members. The purpose of this qualitative study was to poll the opinions ...  Read More