Original Article
1. The Requirements of Organic Pomegranate Marketing from Paveh Growers Perspective

Farhad Lashgarara; Shaghayegh Ehtesham; Maryam Omidi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 65-71

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.172531

Abstract
  One factor that has highlighted the role of agriculture in the economy is to make the marketing system of agricultural products more efficient. The main purpose of this study was to identify the requirements of marketing the organic pomegranate of Paveh, Kermanshah Province, Iran, from the perspective ...  Read More

2. Investigating the Impacts of Credits Granted by Agricultural Bank of Iran on Economic Conditions of Farmers in Hirmand Region

Nader Barani; Mohammad Hossein Menhaj; Esmaeil Ramezanpoor; Mahmud Ahmadpoor Borazjani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 73-80

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.164272

Abstract
  One of the obstacles that has caused agricultural sector not to reach significant and expected growth is shortage of short, medium and long–term funds to finance various activities of this sector. This study aims at investigating the economic impacts of credits granted by Agricultural bank on farmers ...  Read More

3. Effect of Access to Health Facilities on the Health Status of Rural Households at Kermanshah Province (Case Study: Bisotoun District)

Zahra Korani; Fateme Pourghasem; Tahereh Emami

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 81-87

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.158243

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to investigate effect of access to health facilities on the health status of rural households at Kermanshah Province. Statistical pupation of this study consisted of all heads of rural households at Bisotoun district in Harsin Township, Kermanshah Province, Iran (N=1020), ...  Read More

4. Analysis of Factors Affecting Adoption and Application of Sprinkler Irrigation by Farmers in Famenin County, Iran

Hassan Afrakhteh; Maryam Armand; Fatemeh Askari Bozayeh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 89-99

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.158625

Abstract
  Due to its location in the dry belt, the vast country of Iran has always been faced with the problem of water shortages. In such a climate one should take measures to increase the productivity and improve the efficiency of irrigation through expansion of water-conserving technology in the agricultural ...  Read More

5. Related to Agricultural Research, Distribution of Income and Agricultural Value Added

Zeinab Moinoddini

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 101-107

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.158980

Abstract
  Agricultural Research is one of the most important factors in agricultural development, thus, the role and importance of research is increasing. Within the past years, all developed and consequently developing countries have engaged their most attention to promote their researches indexes. This study ...  Read More

6. Irrigation Water Pricing in Iran: The Gap between Theory and Practice

Morteza Tahamipour; Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami; Amirhossein Chizari

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 109-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.168344

Abstract
  Pricing policies play an important role in water demand management and its optimal allocation. Determining proper water price leads to optimal allocation of water especially in agricultural consumptions. Applying new subsidy targeting law in Iran which insists on pricing water based on its supply cost, ...  Read More

7. A Survey on the Current Status of Mechanization of Paddy Cultivation in Iran: Case of Guilan Province

Saeed Firouzi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 117-124

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.169832

Abstract
  This study investigated the status of mechanized power and self-propelled rice cultivation machinery in Guilan Province in northern Iran. The raw data was obtained from 2013 statistics of the Agricultural Jihad Organization of Guilan province. Power per unit of area, mechanization level, area per unit ...  Read More

8. Analysis of Communicative Factors Affecting in Application of Sustainable Rice Farming Practices among Paddy Farmers of Mazandaran Province

Laleh Salehi; Ahmad Rezvanfar; Seyed Hamid Movahed Mohammadi; Seyed Mahmood Hosseini

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 125-132

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.164538

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to analyze of communicative factors affecting in application of Sustainable Rice Farming Practices among paddy farmers of Mazandaran province. The statistical population of consisted of paddy farmers of Mazandaran province (N= 208839). According to Cochran formula, ...  Read More

9. Risk Analysis and Strategy of Rice Farmers in Swampland in the Face of Climate Change Impact (Case in South Kalimantan Province-Indonesia)

Yudi Ferrianta; Muhammad Fauzi Makki

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 131-139

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.159757

Abstract
  The impact of climate change does not only affect the production aspects but also on household income and other socioeconomic aspects. The research aims to determine the household economic behaviors of rice farmers in decision-making with relation to the production risks due to climate change and determine ...  Read More

10. Determinants of Farmers’ Participation in Horticulture-based Extension Programs in Iran: Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

Morteza Akbari; Farahnaz Rostami; Abdolmotaleb Rezaei

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 141-151

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.159883

Abstract
  This paper aims to discover the determinants of farmers’ par-ticipation in horticulture-based Education programs in the Western Azerbaijan province, Iran. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the study also tries to make a comparison between participants and non-participants, who have achieved ...  Read More