1. Assessing the Process of Extension Program Development in Iranian Agricultural Extension System

Saeid Fe'li; Gholamreza Pezeshki Rad; Hassan Sadighi; Esmaeil Shahbazi; Seyed Javad Ghoraishi Abhari

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 1-7

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to assess the process of extension program development in Iranian Agricultural Extension System (IAES). The research instrument was a structural questionnaire with close-ended questions which its validity and reliability was confirmed by using expert panel and Cranach’s ...  Read More

2. Analysis of Land Tenure System Among Rice Farmers in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Luka Gougong Ezra; H, Yahaya

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 9-15

Abstract
  The research analyzed the land tenure system among rice farmers in Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Two hundred and forty (240) farmers were sampled by a multi stage sampling procedure and used as respondents for the study. Well-structured questionnaires were used for data collection. ...  Read More

3. An Assessment of Beneficiaries’ Satisfaction of the Management of Loan Contract Components by Farmer Cooperative Societies in Edo State, Nigeria

Grace Oghenerobor Alufohai; Tosan Jolomi Okorosobo

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 17-21

Abstract
  The study assessed beneficiaries’ satisfaction in the management of loag-contract components by cooperatives involved in the farm credit delivery in Edo State. The objective was to identify the components of the farm loan contract, examine the management strategies and rate the beneficiaries’ ...  Read More

4. Creativity and Innovation as a New Approach in Human Capital

Mehrdad Goudarzvand Chegini

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 23-31

Abstract
  This question has always been put forward in the mind of curious people why some countries have developed termed in spite of very few natural resources and facilities while other countries have not developed in spite of having more suitable resources and facilities. Various factors such as economy, culture, ...  Read More

5. Evaluation of Tourism Industry Development Strategies Factors in Guilan Province

Fatholah Keshavarz Shal; Parviz Rajabi Kolvani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 33-42

Abstract
  Iran due to its unique condition in terms of tourist attraction and because of the specific location and a variety of natural resources and human Phenomena, that different regions of the country including Guilan province has a typical position in terms of tourism which attracts a lot of tourists. By ...  Read More

6. Analysis of Constrains Facing Urban Agriculture Development in Tehran, Iran

Soraya Pourjavid; Hassan Sadighi; Hossein Shabanali Fami

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 43-51

Abstract
  The purpose of the study was to identify the constrains affecting urban agriculture in Tehran, Iran. The statistical population of this study consisted of city dwellers within the 22 municipal districts of Tehran out of which 320 individuals were selected as the sample of the study. Cochran’s formula ...  Read More

7. Rice Yield Distribution and Risk Assessment in South Asian Countries: A Statistical Investigation

Mahadeb Prasad Poudel; Shwu-En Chen; Raju Ghimire

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 53-63

Abstract
  In the last decades, rice yields in South Asian countries grew tremendously in one hand and a noticeable yield fluctuation on the other. The objective of this study was to examine the rice yield distributions, estimate yield risks at country level, and compare risks between five countries namely Afghanistan, ...  Read More

8. Theoretical Approach of A Possible Value-Added Chain in the Biomass Industry in Rural Areas Giving the Example of A Hungarian Microregion

Zoltán Bujdosó; Csaba Patkós; Tibor Kovács; Zsolt Radics

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 65-71

Abstract
  The future of biomass energy in the global energy system depends on many major factors, among others on the attitude of society in rural areas to the biomass energy and the renewable energy resources. Biomass energy plays increasing role in rural areas with its contribution to the self sufficiency of ...  Read More