Strategic planning
1. The Requirements of Establishing Innovative Rural Organizations to Improve Food Security from Rice Grower's Perspective

Maryam Zamani Alaei; Seyed Jamal Farajollah Hosseini; Seyed Mehdi Mirdamadi; Farhad Lashgarara

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 33-44

Abstract
  Rural innovative producing organizations can increase farmers' incomes and improve food security by providing services to farmers. The specific objectives of this paper were to identify the economic, social-cultural, infrastructural, political, educational, and technical requirements for innovations ...  Read More

Family and social enterprise
2. Key Barriers to Knowledge-Based Firms in Agricultural Industry

Manochehr Ansari; Hossein Jamour; Mohammad Haghshenas Gorgabi; Mohammad Kavoosi-Kalashami

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-17

Abstract
  Given the importance of knowledge-based firms in the agricultural sector, this paper aimed to identify barriers hindering companies from becoming knowledge-based in the dominant competitive and dynamic environment. To this end, using a qualitative approach, in-depth interviews were conducted to collect ...  Read More

Farm Management
3. Effects of Changing Agricultural Subsidies on Production and Exports in Iran

Hossein Badih Bbarzin; Mohammad Norozian; Seyed Mahdi Hoseyni; Amir Taghavi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 101-112

Abstract
  Subsidy is a tool used by governments as a form of financial aid to support specific economic sectors. Today subsidy is common in several countries such as Iran due to different political and economic reasons. This study has examined the effects of changing agricultural subsidies on, production and exports. ...  Read More

Strategic planning
4. Investigating the Organic Agricultural Products Supply Chain in Iran

Soroush Ghazinoori; Laya Olfat; Jahanyar Bamdad Soofi; Rezvan Ahadi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 71-85

Abstract
         The present study aimed to investigate the organic agricultural products supply chain in Iran and provide a processes maturity framework for this chain based on the Iranian Standard of the organic products. Accordingly, the model proposed in this research, has provided ...  Read More

Strategic planning
5. Quality Analysis of the Problems and Barriers of Greenhouse Growers: Case Study of Isfahan Province, Iran

Masoud Ramezani; Abdolhamid Papzan

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 249-259

Abstract
  The purpose of this study is to investigate problems and barriers of greenhouse growers in Isfahan Province, Iran using the qualitative paradigm. Data were collected with semi-structured interviews and direct observations. Most participants were questioned by phone interview. The response rate to phone ...  Read More

Strategic planning
6. On the Effect of Managerial Power on Psychological Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Employees (Case Study: Agriculture Jahad Organizations of Western Azarbaijan Province)

Farhad Mahbobkhah; Yusef Beigzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 149-163

Abstract
  The main objective of this research was to investigate the effect of managerial power on entrepreneurship psychological characteristics of employees in Agriculture Jahad Organizationsof Western Azarbaijan Province. The stratified random sampling method was applied for data collection. In order to collect ...  Read More

Strategic planning
7. Developing Export Marketing Strategy Model of Tea to Target Markets

Alireza Farrokhbakht Foomany; Vahidreza Mirabi; Ghasemali Bazaee; Heydar Amiran

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 177-190

Abstract
  The main purpose of this qualitative research was designing an export marketing strategy model for tea product to the target markets. The statistical population was composed of all experts in the field of this research topic (N = 332), the sample size was determined as the same as the statistical population. ...  Read More

Strategic planning
8. Modeling of Climate Change Effects on Groundwater Resources: The Application of Dynamic Systems Approach

Mostafa Teimoori; Seyed Mehdi Mirdamadi; Seyed Jamal Farajollah Hosseini

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 107-118

Abstract
  The purpose of the present study was the simulation of climate change effects on groundwater resources in Iran by using the dynamic systems approach. The approach was performed through system dynamics modeling process including problem explanation, system description, model development, model testing, ...  Read More

Rural tourism and recreation
9. On the Effect of Social Capital Components on Rural Women’s Quality of Life in Zabol Township, Iran

Valiollah Sarani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 165-175

Abstract
  Improvement of life quality is a general aim of all developmental programs all over the world. So that, It  is  an  important  issue  that has  been  studied  by  socialists  and  even  psychologists. Social capital is the social aspect that ...  Read More

Strategic planning
10. Water Resources Management by Simulation under Virtual Water Scenario in Agricultural Sector, Case Study: Hirmand Catchment, Iran

Ali Sardar Shahraki; Javad Shahraki; Seyed Arman Hashemi Monfared

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 25-35

Abstract
  Due to the frequent drought periods, water consumption increase, and competition of different water-using sectors, the Hirmand catchment is in a critical water status in the Sistan region. This threat has been intensified in recent years. To cope with this problem, we must pay more attention to different ...  Read More

Strategic planning
11. Emergy Analysis of Greenhouse Cucumber Production in Sistan Region

Shir Ali Koohkan; Ahmad Ghanbari; Mohammad Reza Asgharipour; Barat Ali Fakheri

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 377-387

Abstract
  In the current century, agriculture sustainability and the reduction of environmental pressure are two main objectives of the management of agro-ecosystems that is challenged by energy inefficiency. In this respect, the present study assessed one of the most important planting systems in Sistan region ...  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

Strategic planning
13. Exploring the Barriers to the Development of Agricultural Businesses in Technology Incubators: A Case Study of Razi University Incubator, Iran

Darush Hosseiny; Bijan Rezaee; Sohrab Del Angizan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 193-199

Abstract
  The main objective of the present study was to explore the barriers to the development of agricultural businesses in the incubator of Razi University, Iran. The research was an applied study in terms of objective and an exploratory mixed method in terms of data collection methodology. The statistical population ...  Read More

Strategic planning
14. Feasibility of Plain Rural Type Gathering towards Sustainable Development in Guilan Province, Iran

Nasrollah MolaeiHashjin; Eisa Pourramzan

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 525-533

Abstract
  The gathering of rural type in Guilan plains is a kind of planning for physical development of rural settlements that aims at changing dwellers' lifestyle from a dispersed to a semi-dispersed state. This change will reduce the problems and difficulties of villages. In addition, it is an optimal way to ...  Read More

Strategic planning
15. Price Relationships and Spillover Effects of Price Volatilities in Iran's Rice Market

Mohammad Kavoosi-Kalashami; Mohsen Kavoosi Kalashami

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 429-438

Abstract
  Rice plays an especial role in Iranian households' nutrition basket. The volatilities of its price during recent years caused consumers' dissatisfaction. This paper investigates spillover effects of price volatilities (at the wholesale and retail levels) in the Guilan Province rice market. The Generalized ...  Read More

Strategic planning
16. Production Planning Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization (Case Study: Soofi Tea Factory)

Mansour Soufi; Maryam Mohseni

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 395-410

Abstract
  Production planning includes complex topics of production and operation management that according to expansion of decision-making methods, have been considerably developed. Nowadays, Managers use innovative approaches to solving problems of production planning. Given that the production plan is a type ...  Read More

Strategic planning
17. The Effect of Raising Electricity Price on Welfare of the Household Sector in Rural Areas of Guilan Province, Iran

Hossian Salehi; Esfandiar Doshman Ziari; Mohammad Sadegh Ziaei

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 245-255

Abstract
  Present study investigates the effect of soaring residential electricity price on the welfare of rural individuals in Guilan Province by Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) in which the elasticity’s and welfare variations were calculated by Compensation Variations (CV) and Equivalent Variations (EV) ...  Read More

Decision-making
18. 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

Decision-making
19. 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

Environmental policy and management
20. Perceived Effects of Poor Road Transportation Network on Crop Production in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State, North Central Nigeria

Lateef Lawal Adefalu; Oluwasogo David Olorunfemi; Latifat Kehinde Olatinwo; Yusuf Olatunji

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 497-503

Abstract
  This paper examines the effect of the poor road transportation network on crop production in one of the rural agrarian local government of Kwara State, Nigeria. A well-structured interview schedule was conducted to elicit information from 120 crop farmers using a two-stage sampling technique. Findings ...  Read More