Volume 11 (2021)
Volume 10 (2020)
Volume 9 (2019)
Volume 8 (2018)
Volume 7 (2017)
Volume 6 (2016)
Volume 5 (2015)
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Volume 3 (2013)
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Volume 1 (2011)
Farming Systems
1. Adoption Intensity Determinants for Improved Sweet Potato Varieties among Farmers in Nigeria

Rasheed Adeola; Kehinde Ogunleye; Williams Adewole

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 203-211

Abstract
  Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is one of the stable tuber crops consumed by many households in Nigeria. It can be found in different varieties and exist in many colours of skin and flesh. The production of this important crop is still very low, thereby compromising food security. Sweet potato is one ...  Read More

Farming Systems
2. Small and Medium-Sized Business Growth in Agricultural Sector (Case Study: Guilan Province)

Majid Ghanbari Nezhad; Seyed Mojtaba Sajadi; Ali Badizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 397-407

Abstract
  Agriculture is one of the pillars of economics and its development requires a particular attention to all production factors. This paper aims to provide a systematic and conceptual model that is based on a conceptualization of the field. For this purpose, the theory and methodology based on data derived ...  Read More

Family and social enterprise
3. Multifunctional Agriculture: Agriculture Renewal as a Modern Paradigm for Agriculture and Rural Development

Hajar Eftekhari; Vahid Shadparvar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 231-244

Abstract
  Multifunctional agriculture (MFA) has emerged as a key concept in science and politics with respect to the future of agriculture and rural development in the recent decade. Overall, MFA implies that in addition to their main function in production and support of rural livelihood, the agricultural activities ...  Read More

Farming Systems
4. Energy Flows Modeling and Economic Evaluation of Watermelon Production in Fars Province of Iran

Sajad Rostami; Maryam Lotfalian; Bahram Hosseinzadeh; Mahdi Ghasemi-Varnamkhasti

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 65-79

Abstract
  This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of energy consumption and economic analysis of different watermelon cultivation systems in Fars Province of Iran. Watermelon production systems were classified into five systems, namely, custom tillage (group 1), conservation tillage (group 2), traditional ...  Read More

Farming Systems
5. Impact of Climate Variability on Cool Weather Crop Yield in Ethiopia

Arega Ademe; Belay Kassa; Degye Goshu; Majaliwa Mwanjalolo

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 415-428

Abstract
  The research examined effect of climate variability on yield of the two dominant cool weather cereals (wheat and barley) in central highland and Arssi grain plough farming systems of Ethiopia using eight round unbalanced panel data (1994-2014). The stochastic frontier model result revealed that production ...  Read More

Farming Systems
6. Advantages and Disadvantages of Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) in Iran: A Study Based on Breeders' Perceptions

Amir Naeimi; Mostafa Karbasioun; Fatemeh Abbasi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 201-209

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB). Seventy-six breeders were randomly selected from among 95 breeders who were working at the Seed and Plant Improvement Institute, Karaj, Iran. Data were collected by a questionnaire as ...  Read More

Farming Systems
7. Techno-economic Efficiency of Trunk and Mechanical Harvest Aid Shakers for Harvesting Olive Fruits in Guilan Province, Iran

Farhad Nayeri; Ali Mohammadi Torkashvand

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 273-280

Abstract
  The main concern of an olive grower is primarily to achieve more income and profits. A harvesting method having higher efficiency and better fruit and oil quality, but a higher operation cost leads to a lower benefit. A study was carried out to evaluate the techno-economic performances of Trunk Shaker ...  Read More