1. Analysis of the Effects of Agricultural Inputs Price Liberalization on the Production of Sunflower in Khoy Zone

Ali Bagherzadeh; Fatemeh kazemzadeh

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 149-155

Abstract
  Sunflower is one of four main annual oil plants that cultivated in oil and nut varieties. This plant as an important and industrial food product and because of nutritional features and the potential for earning exchange has become a valuable product in foreign and inner markets and has a special position ...  Read More

2. The Impact of Bio-Ethanol Conversion and Global Climate Change on Corn Economic Performanve of Indonesia

Yudi Ferrianta; Nuhfil Hanani; Budi Setiawan; Wahib Muhaimin

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 157-165

Abstract
  Many studies conclude that the rise in global food prices due to higher demand from the development of biofuels, climate anomalies, and increased of oil prices. Not only the food commodity index rose more than 60 percent, nonfood commodity price index also rose over 60 percent and crude oil price index ...  Read More

3. Determinants of Repayment of Loan Beneficiaries of Micro Finance Institutions in Southeast States of Nigeria

Stephen Umamuefula Osuji Onyeagocha; Sunday Angus Nnachebe Dixie Chidebelu; Eugene Chukwuemeka Okorji

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 167-175

Abstract
  The study investigated the loan repayment, its determinants and socio-economic characteristics of microfinance loan beneficiaries in the Southeast states of Nigeria. It was carried out in three states of the five southeast states. Using a multistage sampling technique, a total of 144 loan beneficiaries ...  Read More

4. Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Cross River State, Nigeria

Agom Damian Ila; Susan Ben Ohen; Kingsley Okoi Itam; Nyambi N. Inyang

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 177-185

Abstract
  The technical efficiency involved in cocoa production in Cross River State was estimated using the stochastic frontier production function analysis. The effects of some selected socio- economic characteristics of the farmers on the efficiency indices were also estimated. The study relied upon primary ...  Read More

5. Comparative Cost Structure and Yield Performance Anzlysis of Upland and Mangrove Fish Farms in Southwest, Nigeria

Mafimisebi Taiwo Ejiola; Okunmadewa Foluso Yinka

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 187-198

Abstract
  The bias against mangrove areas in siting fish farms prompted a comparison of the cost structure and yield performance in upland and mangrove locations. Tools utilized included descriptive statistics, budgetary and cash flow analyses and profitability ratios. Empirical results revealed that substantial ...  Read More

6. Effectiveness of Extension Services in Enhancing Outgrowers’ Credit System: A Case of Smallholder Sugarcane Farmers in Kisumu County, Kenya

Abura Odilla Gilbert; Barchok Kipngeno Hillary; Onyango Christopher Asher

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 199-207

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of extension services in enhancing effectiveness of out growers’ credit system in Kisumu County, Kenya. The study specifically sought to determine whether public and private extension services play a significant role in enhancing effectiveness ...  Read More

7. Applying CVM for Economic Valuation of Drinking Water in Iran

Morteza Tahami Pour; Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 209-214

Abstract
  Economic valuation of water is useful in the administration and management of water. Population growth and urbanization caused municipal water demand increase in Iran. Limited water resource supply and urban water network capacity raised complexity in water resources management. Present condition suggests ...  Read More

8. Perceptions of Constraints Affecting Adoption of Women-in-Agriculture Programme Technologies in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

A. Akpabio Iniobong; A. Etim Nsikak Abasi; Sunday Okon

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 215-222

Abstract
  The study focused on constraints affecting the adoption of innovative agricultural technologies disseminated by the Women-in-Agriculture (WIA) unit of the Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Programme (AKADEP) to its women clientele. The study also ascertained the awareness and adoption levels of such ...  Read More

9. A Logistic Regression Analysis: Agro-Technical Factors Impressible from Fish Farming in Rice Fields, North of Iran

Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini-Niyaki; Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 223-227

Abstract
  This study was carried out to identify Technical-Agronomic Factors Impressible from Fish Farming in Rice Fields. This investigation carried out by descriptive survey during July-August 2009. Studied cities including Talesh, Rezvanshahr and Masal set in Tavalesh region near to Caspian Sea, North of Iran. ...  Read More