1. Analysis of Rice Import Trend and It's Economic Factors: Case of Iran

Zabiholah Gholami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 81-86

Abstract
  Rice comes second after wheat in Iran`s food consumption economy. However Iran is one of the greatest rice importer countries all over the world because of its rising population and recent growth in GDP. This paper presents an analysis of cointegration test between rice import and it`s economic factors ...  Read More

2. Economic Analysis of Water Demand in Greenhouses of Khash Township

Javad Shahraki; Neda AliAhmadi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 87-93

Abstract
  The main goal of this study was to investigate the way of affecting of water in production of cucumber. From aspect of econometrics, mutual relationships of production function and expenses have been analyzed in which Translog cost function has been used. This function has been estimated using the conditional ...  Read More

3. Investigation of the Factors Hindering and Promoting Tourism Evidences from Villages of Abyaneh Village

Hoda Manafian; Zhila Daneshvar Ameri; Saba Salehi Esfahani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 95-103

Abstract
  Rural tourism, a dynamic industry with a promising future, can play a key role in economic improvement of talented countries such as Iran. Abyaneh village is one of the best-known villages in both Iran and the world. The number of annual visitors of this ancient village is approximately 550,000 that ...  Read More

4. Assessment of Land Management Practices in Food Crops Production among Small Scale Farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria

Abdulazeez Muhammad-Lawal; Omotesho Kemi Funmi; Adekola Olabisi Fatimat; Adekunle Dayo

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 105-116

Abstract
  The study carried out an assessment of agricultural land management practices in food crops production among small scale farmers in Kwara Sate, Nigeria. Specifically, the study determined the socio economic characteristics of crop farmers in Kwara State; ascertained the cropping patterns common among ...  Read More

5. Development of Entrepreneurship in Complementary and Processing Industries in Khouzestan Province, Iran

Ahmad Reza Ommani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 117-122

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to identify and analyze factors affecting development of entrepreneurship in complementary and processing industries of citrus products at Khouzestan province, Iran. The Statistical population of this study consisted of all managers in processing and complementary industries ...  Read More

6. Factors Affecting Nonfarm Income Diversification among Rural Farm Households in Central Nepal

Raju Ghimire; Wen-Chi Huang; Rudra Bahadur Shrestha

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 123-132

Abstract
  Nonfarm activities play an important role in the determination of rural household income, consumption expenditure, and household food security. However, much less studies have been devoted to the factors that influence nonfarm income diversification by farm household in developing countries. Using cross-sectional ...  Read More

7. Effectiveness of Agricultural Training Centers’ Curriculum in Promoting Adoption of Agricultural Technologies: Evidence from Small-Scale Potato Farmers in Nyandarua County, Kenya

Ronald O. Nyamwamu; Justus M. Ombati; John G. Mwangi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 133-145

Abstract
  Agricultural Training Centres (ATCs) promote crop and livestock development by providing extension information to farmers and serving as models of improved crop and livestock husbandry practices. Although potato farmers in Nyandarua County were trained on potato production technologies, their average ...  Read More

8. Examine the Effects of Students’ Social Capital Components on Entrepreneurship Intention (Evidences From: University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran)

Rasool Lavaei Adaryani; Mohammad Reza Akbari; Fatemeh Adel; Ali Amiri

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 147-155

Abstract
  The main aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of students' social capital components and entrepreneurship intention. The statistical population of this study consisted of all students of University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran (N=2600) among which ...  Read More

9. The Law of One Price and the Cointegration of Meat Price in The Global Market: The Case of Iran’s Market

Behrouz Eskandarpour; Parisa Khaligh Khiyavi; Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 157-162

Abstract
  In view of the importance of the meat imports and the exports of meat in Iran, this study focuses on the status of the global market of meat imports the unit price test in these markets between the years 1961 and 2011 using the market cointegration approach. The results of this study are indicative of ...  Read More

10. Assessment of Rural Farming Households WTP for Fertilizers and Agrochemicals in Kwawara State, Nigeria

Emmanuel Akinboboye Fadipe Ademoye; A.A., Adigun; Olayinka Animashaun Jubril

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2014, Pages 163-170

Abstract
  Given the specific geographic and spatial location of rural areas in developing countries, to bring agrochemical to the rural farming households, it is argued, may have to come at a cost over and above the normal price it is sold in market. To this end, this work focuses on the willingness of rural farming ...  Read More