Environmental policy and management
1. Presentation of an Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) Based Approach in Optimization of the Reservoir Storage for the Kahir Dam

ali Sardar Shahraki; Somayeh Emami

Articles in Press, In Progress, Available Online from 11 August 2019

Abstract
  Water scarcity, especially in Iran and during the recent droughts, emphasizes the importance of achieving an optimal operation policy for large dam reservoirs. In the last two decades, the annual optimization of dam reservoirs under the controlled conditions, as well as climatic and real conditions has ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
2. Effect of Climate Change Dimensions on Agricultural Entrepreneurial Opportunities Recognition

Mojgan Khoshmaram; Nematollah Shiri; Moslem Savari

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 307-318

Abstract
  Climate change is one of the most important challenges of the current century, affecting agriculture more than other ones, an entrepreneur farmer perceives environmental challenges and changes as an opportunity. In this regard, this study aims to analyze the effects of climate change dimensions on Entrepreneurial ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
3. Factors Affecting Energy Consumption in the Agricultural Sector of Iran: The Application of ARDL-FUZZY

Maryam Ziaabadi; Mohammadreza Zare Mehrjerdi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 293-305

Abstract
  Given the unlimited needs of mankind and the limited resources available, human beings have always been thinking about how to use the available resources and facilities optimally. Energy plays an important role in economic activities and it is of great importance in agriculture. Over the past four decades, ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
4. Investigating Asymmetry of Prices and Productivity of Energy Carriers in Iran’s Agricultural Sector

Mohammadreza Sasouli; Abdul Rashid Jamnia

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 229-236

Abstract
  Energy carriers are one of the most important inputs in the agricultural sector. These inputs have been the foundation of the development and transition of the agricultural sector from the traditional stage to the industrial stage. The energy per capita marginal consumption in Iran’s agricultural ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
5. Explaining Sustainable Development Strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurship Activities in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Fereshteh Faraji; Farahnaz Rostami; Nader Naderi; Shahab Khoshkhooi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 213-227

Abstract
  The high capacity of the agricultural sector in Kermanshah Province needs more attention for some reasons including weather and climate conditions, access to fertile lands, and ready-made labor force. The current research seeks to achieve a major strategy for the development of entrepreneurship activities ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
6. A Study on Energy Efficiency and Economic Productivity of New Zealand’s Agricultural Sector

Mojtaba Abbasian; Sina Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi; Basil Sharp

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 191-201

Abstract
  The realization of sustainable development depends on the efficient use of energy resources. Energy consumption productivity and efficiency are among important indices that play a critical role in explaining the behavior of energy consumption structure of different economic sectors, which in turn, plays ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
7. A Comparative Analysis of Behavioral Theories towards Farmers’ Water Conservation

Naser Valizadeh; Masoud Bijani; Dariush Hayati

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-10

Abstract
  According to experts, the inefficient agricultural sector has a dominant role in degrading water resources all over the world. Farmers’ conservational behavior is an important aspect of new integrated water management studies. Relevantly, various behavioral theories have been proposed in the field ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
8. Factors Affecting Students’ Value Co-creation to Institutionalize Sustainability in Academic Structure: The Case of Iranian Agricultural and Natural Resources’ Universities

Feyzallah Monavvarifard; Masoud Baradaran; Bahman Khosravipour

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 45-54

Abstract
  Value co-creation process as a mutual interaction between individuals is a key issue across the management network. Recently, studies have placed a special emphasis on people’s interaction in order to accomplish value co-creation. Given that the process of experience exchange enables us to identify ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
9. Influencing Factors on Adoption of Organic Farming from the Perspective of Horticulturists in Sari County, Iran

Reza Dinpanah

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 441-449

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to determine influencing factors on adoption of organic farming in Sari County, Iran. The methodological approach of this study was descriptive-correlation. The research population consisted of 18830 horticulturists in Sari County, which was selected using stratified randomizing ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
10. Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Peanut Production on the Basis of Increasing 2oC Temperature in Future Environmental Conditions of Guilan Province, Iran

Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini; Afshin Soltani; Hossein Ajamnoroozi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 257-273

Abstract
  To evaluate the effect of climate change on peanut production in Northern Iran on the basis of 2oC rise in temperature, a study was conducted using the SSM-Peanut. The simulation was done based on the long-term data obtained from synoptic stations in Guilan including Anzali, Astara, Kiashahr (Astaneh ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
11. Ranking Rural Livelihood Capitals in the Central District of Dena county: the Application of Analytic Network Process (ANP)

Zeinab Sharifi; Mehdi Nooripoor

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 137-147

Abstract
  Sustainable Livelihoods Approach emerged in the 1980s as a new analytical approach in the field of rural development inwhich the rural livelihood capitals form the basis of the villagers' empowerment and their ability to get involved in their own individual and social destiny. This study ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
12. Innovation in the Agro-Food Sector: from Technical Innovation-Centred Approaches to Sustainability Transition Processes

Hamid El Bilali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 201-218

Abstract
  Innovation is a complex phenomenon and process involving translation of knowledge into new techniques, products, services. It is considered crucial for sustainable agriculture development and achievement of long-term food security. The review describes the diversity of innovation and relates it to agro-food ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
13. Food Losses and Waste: A Global Overview with a Focus on Near East and North Africa Region

Sinisa Berjan; Roberto Capone; Philipp Debs; Hamid El Bilali

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-16

Abstract
  Food losses refer to edible food mass decrease throughout the human food chain. Food losses occurring at consumption stage are called food waste. Food Losses and Waste (FLW) represent one of the most critical social, economic and ecological challenges facing humanity, besides being also an ethical issue. ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
14. The Slow Food Model: A Road for Small-Scale Productions in a Globalised Market

Michele Fonte Francesco

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 17-23

Abstract
  The paper presents the articulated strategy of valorization, implemented by the international movement called Slow Food in Italy and abroad in order to reconsider the concept of agricultural profitability. In particular, the paper suggests profitability lays on the value markets recognize to agricultural ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
15. An Investigation into Income Distribution in Zanjan Province: A Case Study of Rural Households in Abhar ‍County

Mostafa Teimoori; Nina Rajaee; Mohammad hadi Hajian

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 489-496

Abstract
  The present study aims to investigate income distribution in Zanjan Province, for which the statistics of cost-income of the households in rural areas of Abhar County were used. They were available in the Statistical Center of Iran. In order to measure income distribution, the indicators of Lorenz curve, ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
16. Analysis of Effective Solutions in the Field of Waste Management in Municipalities

Amir Nouri; Solieman Rasouliazar; Lorence Anvieh Takieh

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 313-323

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to analyze the effective solutions in the field of waste management in municipalities. The statistical population in this survey –based study consisted of the citizens that lived in Orumiyeh city in West Azerbaijan Province. By using Cochran formula, sample size ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
17. Organic Agriculture: Food for Future Green Consumers in Iran

Yalda Rahmati Ghofrani; Mohammad Taleghani; Ebrahim Chirani

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 179-189

Abstract
  The aim of this paper was investigating the effects of organic knowledge, perceived consequences, subjective norms,price, and green trust, perceived consumer effectiveness, availability, relative advantage, and organic purchase intention on organic purchase behavior among Iranian consumers ...  Read More

Decision-making
18. 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

Environmental policy and management
19. Impact of Energy Subsidies Elimination on Technology Gap Ratio in Cucumber Production

Reza Esfanjari kenari; Zohre Karami; Seyadeh Sedighe Ahmadzade

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 237-244

Abstract
  This paper presents an analysis of technical efficiency and technology gap ratio (TGR) in greenhouse cucumber in Fars Province, Iran. Cucumber production was chosen for this study for the reason that greenhouse productions in this provincemainly have focused on this product. The data used ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
20. Investigating Factors that Affecting Citrus Waste Production in Mazandaran Province, Iran

Narges Mirzaie Gorji; Hosain Shabanali Fami; Houshang Iravani

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 95-99

Abstract
  Agricultural waste management is one of the important issues that agricultural producers should consider to increase their income and environmental protection. Therefore, the investigation of factors that reduce the rate of agricultural production wastage as well as citrus production wastage is of utmost ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
21. Modelling of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Wheat Production in Irrigated and Rain-Fed Systems in Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran

Seyed Masood Motamed-Alshariati; Hassan Sadrnia; Mohammad Hossein Aghkhani; Mehdi Khojastehpour

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 89-94

Abstract
  Agriculture has a key role in greenhouse gas emissions.  As such, the present study aimed to evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production in irrigated and rain-fed systems. The primary data were collected from 116 wheat farmers. The results showed that the total greenhouse gas emissions ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
22. Valuing Recreational Benefits in an Aquatic Ecosystem Area with Contingent Valuation Method: Case of ShirinSou Wetland, Iran

Habib Shahbazi; Ahmad Samdeliri

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 133-140

Abstract
  In this study, the recreational value of ShirinSou Wetland of the Kabodarahang County in Hamadan Province, Iran was estimated and the visitors' willingness to Pay (WTP) was measured by using Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) and One and One Half Bound model (OOHB) dichotomous choice (DC) questionnaire. ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
23. Empirical Assessment of Environmental and Health Risks in Intensive Poultry Production in Kwara State, Nigeria

Busola Amolegbe Khadijat; Abimbola Usman Mutiat; Olayinka Animashaun Jubril

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 59-70

Abstract
  The study was designed to assess the environmental and health risks arising from intensive poultry production in Kwara State, Nigeria. A total of 120 poultry farmers in Kwara State under the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) were selected randomly for the study, and structured questionnaires were ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
24. Analysis and Modeling of Yield, CO2 Emissions, and Energy for Basil Production in Iran using Artificial Neural Networks

Sajad Rostami; Somayeh Choobin; Bahram Hosseinzadeh; Zahra Esmaeili; Hemad Zareiforoush

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 47-58

Abstract
  The present study attempts to investigate the potential relationship between input energies, performance production of greenhouse basil, and greenhouse gases emitted from this product. The data were collected from 24 greenhouses using a questionnaire and verbal interaction with farmers. Results of the ...  Read More

Education and training
25. 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