Original Article
1. Promoters and Deterrents of Developing Mechanization of Peanut Cultivation In North of Iran

Reza Zehtab Naebi; Saeed Firouzi; Mohammad Reza Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.158922

Abstract
  The increasing cost of peanut production is a major concern in Iran. Therefore, developing the mechanization of peanut production is a necessity. In this regard, a three-phase Delphi study was conducted to identify the promoting and deterring factors affecting peanut cultivation mechanization in Guilan ...  Read More

2. Preventive Factors to Found Walnut Production Cooperatives in Tuyserkan Township, Iran

Mohammad Abdolmaleky

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 9-17

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.178096

Abstract
  This study was conducted to seek the opinion of walnut producers on barriers affecting the success of producers to found production cooperatives regarding horticultural products in Tuyserkan Township, Iran. A sample of 234 walnut producers were randomly selected through multistage cluster sampling technique. ...  Read More

3. Effective Factors on Rural People’s Non-Participation of Mahabad’s Dam Catchment in Watershed Management Projects

Soleiman Rasouliazar; Saeid Fealy

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 19-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.177851

Abstract
  The purpose of this descriptive-correlation study was to investigate effective factors on rural people’s non-participation of Mahabad’s dam catchment in Watershed Management Projects. The research instrument was structural questionnaire with close-ended questions, which its validity confirmed ...  Read More

4. Analyze of Predictive Model of Innovation Management in Processing and Complementary Industries of Livestock Products

Ahmad Reza Ommani

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 27-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.178095

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was designing predictive model for innovation management in processing and complementary industries of livestock products. The method of research was correlative descriptive. The population of this research was managers in processing and complementary industries of livestock ...  Read More

5. Communication Skills of Agricultural Sciences University Teachers in Iran

Ebrahim Ezzati Larsari

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 33-39

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.158460

Abstract
  This study concerns determining the factors that may influence the communication skill of those university teachers involved in the field of agricultural sciences in Iran. Accordingly, based on a cross-sectional survey method, a conceptual model of communication skill has been devised through reviewing ...  Read More

6. The Significance of Social Capital in the Higher Agricultural Education System

Nematollah Shiri; Nader Naderi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 41-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.158241

Abstract
  The academic achievement of students has been a focus of social research for decades. Yet little attention has been paid to social capital and its importance as a university context factor for academic success. We examine whether social capital has effects on students’ academic achievement. The ...  Read More

7. A Comparative Study of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Canola Production

Mehdi Khojastehpour; Amin Nikkhah; Davood Hashemabadi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 51-58

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.165294

Abstract
  In this research, the energy flow and production energy indices of canola cultivation in Trakya province of Turkey, Golestan and Mazandaran provinces of Iran were compared. Diesel fuel and chemical fertilizer inputs were the highest consumer of energy in the production of canola in these three regions. ...  Read More

8. Evaluation Factors Affecting of Risk Production in Sistan Grape Growers by using Stochastic Frontier Approach

Nazar Dahmardeh; Ali Sardar Shahraki

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 59-64

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijamd.16008

Abstract
  Due to agriculture is a risky activity and risk models is important in order to analyze the behavior of farmers, hence, in this study, the factors affecting risk-taking and risk aversion is the region grape growers. Data analysis was performed by using stochastic frontier. Data gathered by questionnaires ...  Read More