1. Entrepreneurial Properties and Tendency of Agricultural Advisory Personnel

Ahmad Yaghoubi Farani; Mehrdad Pouya; Masoud Samian; Adel Esmaeeli Salumahaleh; Khalil Mirzaei

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 101-109

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of entrepreneurial characteristics of members of technical and engineering companies and agricultural advisory services on their willingness toward entrepreneurial activities. Entrepreneurship development plays an important role in job creation ...  Read More

2. Relationship between Meta-Technology Ratios and Varietal Differences in Date Production (Case Study of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran)

Shahram Saeedian; Mahmoud Sabouhi Sabouni; Javad Shahraki; Ebrahim Moradi; Mohammad Sepahi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 111-122

Abstract
  This paper uses the concept of Meta-frontier to investigate the relationship between Meta Technology Ratios (MTR) and different varieties in datepalms including; Mazafati, Rabi and Zardan that are produced widely in Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran. We used a stratified sampling of 300 date farmers ...  Read More

4. Assessment of Use of Selected Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Extension Service Delivery: Implication for Agricultural Development in Nigeria

Saheed Ige Adetumbi; Olumuyiwa Akin Olaniyi; Jacob Gbemiga Adewale

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 131-139

Abstract
  The study was carried out to assess the implication of the use of selected Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for extension service delivery in Nigeria. The simple random technique was used to select fifty percent of the total extension agents which equivalent to forty-two respondents ...  Read More

5. The Determinants of Rural Poverty in Nigeria

Nsikak-Abasi A. Etim; Edet J. Udoh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 141-151

Abstract
  Most of the population of Nigeria is rural and agriculture is the mainstay of the impoverished people’s livelihood. This paper estimated the determinants of rural poverty in Nigeria using the Tobit regression model. Through the multistage sampling technique, primary data were obtained from 150 ...  Read More

6. Affective Factors in the Wheat Farmers’ Adoption of Farming Methods of Soil Management in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran

Soleiman Rasouliazar; Saeid Fealy

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 73-82

Abstract
  Soil Management (SM) is critical to human well-being that it is more important now because of meeting the high demands for food production and satisfying the needs of an increasing world population. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptivecorrelation study was to investigate the effective factors on ...  Read More

7. Iranian Agricultural Academic Staff’s Organizational Culture and their Psychological Empowerment

Ehsan Gholifar; Hesamedin Gholami; Mehrdad Pouya

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 83-90

Abstract
  Faculties’ empowerment is one of the effective tools for increasing productivity and optimum use of their individual and group abilities and capacities to reach organizational goals. Organizational culture is the main component of decision making in universities and one of the requirements of psychological ...  Read More

8. The Relationship between Organizational Culture and Knowledge Management in Hamedan's Jihad- Agriculture Applied-Scientific (HJAAS) Higher Education Center

Mohammad Reza Rouniasi; Reza Movahedi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2013, Pages 91-99

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between organizational culture and knowledge management in Hamedan's Jihad- Agriculture Applied-Scientific higher education center (HJAAS). Denison's Organizational Culture Model and the Building Blocks of Knowledge Management Model were ...  Read More