1. Obstacles of Women Presence in Iranian Rural Management: A Case from Osku County

Mohammad Shokati Amghani; Hesamedin Gholami; Nematollah Shiri; Hossein Shabanali Fami

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 153-158

Abstract
  The presence of women in social and managerial fields is one the indicator of social justice and development that leads to optimum use of capabilities and potentials of half of the country's rural population. In the recent years, establishing public institution of Dehyary by the Ministry of Interior ...  Read More

2. Fast Food Consumption Pattern among Youth in Ogbomoso Metropolis of Oyo State, Nigeria

Ogunniyi Laudia Titilola; Adepoju Adenike Adebusola; Olagunju Funke Iyabo; Akinola Oluseyi Yewande

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 159-165

Abstract
  Fast food has become a prominent feature of diet and has grown into a dominant dietary pattern among youth worldwide. It is difficult to escape noticing the colourful edifice and bill boards of these food outlets, one is probably just around the corner of your street. Mr Biggs, Tastes Fried Chicken, ...  Read More

3. An Assessment of the Effects of Root and Tuber Expansion Project (RTEP) on the Livelihood of Cassava Processors in Kwara State, Nigeria

Bello Alli Achem; Jones Adebola Akangbe; Jubril Olayinka Animashaun

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 167-174

Abstract
  The study was carried out to assess the effects of the Root and Tuber Expansion Programe (RTEP) on the livelihood of project beneficiaries in Kwara State, Nigeria. A 3-stage sampling technique was adopted for the study, selecting a total of 80 cassava processors from two Agricultural Development Programe ...  Read More

4. Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Motivation of Agricultural Students at Razi University

Nematollah Shiri; Amirhossein Alibaygi; Mojgan Faghiri

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 175-180

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting entrepreneurial motivations of agricultural students at Razi University. Statistical population of this study consisted of all agricultural undergraduate students (senior) (N=186), that 164 of them were selected as research sample using ...  Read More

5. Land and Poverty: Some Empirical Findings Using Cross Sectional Data from Niger Delta Region, Nigeria

Nsikak-Abasi A. Etim; Agnes U. Akpan; Uduakobong A. Brown

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 181-188

Abstract
  Poverty is the most serious threat to natural resources and the environment and most of the poor are rural-based who engage in various agricultural activities. Land is a critical asset for the rural poor and lacking means to appropriately intensify agriculture which compels the poor to either overuse ...  Read More

6. Fighting Hunger Together: A Case of Women Farmers’ Participation in Women Groups in Mwala Division, Kenya

Rebecca Njoki Karaya; Christopher Assa Onyango; David Mulama Amudavi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 189-200

Abstract
  Food security remains a major challenge for most rural households in Kenya especially those in arid and semi arid areas. Women play a crucial role as primary food producers and custodians of household food security. They however face many constraints in their endeavor to secure food for their households. ...  Read More

7. An Economic Evaluation of Iranian Horticultural Research and Extension Policy: The Case Study of Almond Late Flowering Cultivars

Seyed Safdar Hosseini; Ali Shahnavazi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 201-209

Abstract
  This paper examines the economic effects of investment in developing and introducing Almond Late Flowering Cultivars (ALFC) in a period of 52 years from 1968 to 2020, developed in Sahand Horticultural Research Station (SHRS), using the economic surplus model and field survey data. ALFC make almond supply ...  Read More

8. Social Factors Influencing Adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technologies by Paddy Farmers

Fatemeh Razzaghi Borkhani; Ahmad Rezvanfar; Hossein Shabanali Fami; Mahtab Pouratashi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2013, Pages 211-218

Abstract
  This study aimed to identify the factors influencing adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technologies by paddy farmers in Sari County of Iran. A sample of 260 farmers who selected randomly, participated in this study through a survey questionnaire. Findings of the study revealed a statistically ...  Read More