1. Forecasting Milled Rice Production in Ghana Using Box-Jenkins Approach

Nasiru Suleman; Solomon Sarpong

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 79-84

Abstract
  The increasing demand for rice in Ghana has been a major concern to the government and other stakeholders. Recent concerns by the coalition for African Rice Development (CARD) to double rice production within ten years in Sub-Saharan countries have triggered the to implement strategies to boost rice ...  Read More

2. Perception of Shea Nut Tree as an Economic Tree among Farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria

Rasheed Gbolagade Adeola

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 85-89

Abstract
  The importance of shea tree to the people of south-western Nigeria cannot be over emphasized considering both the economic and environmental uses of the tree. However, efforts have not been made to propagate its production by the farmers as the shea tree still grows in the wild state. It would be worthwhile ...  Read More

3. The Analysis of the Effects of Domestic and Foreign Investment in R&D on Agricultural TFP in Iran

Ali Bagherzadeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 91-101

Abstract
  Nowadays, agricultural R&D provides new and developed technologies to create modern agricultural producing methods. During recent years, improving agricultural productivity is affected by not only domestic R&D investments but also foreign countries R&D investments. Nowadays, according to ...  Read More

4. Investigation of East Azerbaijan Researchers and Extension Agents’ View about the Role of Extension Services on Agricultural Development

Javad Mahmoodi Karamjavan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 103-112

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was investigation of East Azerbaijan researchers and extension agents’ view about the role of extension services on agricultural development. The methodology was descriptive-correlation which is carried out by survey method. In this study, the sample population was 335 ...  Read More

5. The Effects of Non-Farm Business in Rural Sustainable Development: A Case Study in Sanandaj's Rural Areas, Kurdistan

Reza Movahedi; Hadi Fathi; Somaye Latifi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 113-120

Abstract
  Rural economy has an important role in rural sustainable development in every region or country. However, the rural economy in Iran is too much depending on agriculture and development of other rural economy in particular nonfarm activities, has been neglected by Iranian rural communities. Therefore, ...  Read More

6. Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate Changes, And the Competitiveness of Carbohydrate Staple Markets in Nigeria

Maduabuchi Mkpado; C.J. Arene

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 121-136

Abstract
  This study examined the effects of trade liberalization and exchange rate changes on carbohydrate staples in Nigeria. Secondary data published from 1974 to 2006 on cassava exports and rice imports as well as non-tradable carbohydrate staples were used. It was hypothesized that exchange rate changes and ...  Read More

7. The Effect of Socio-Personal Factors on Economic and Managerial Variables in Shahroud Commercial Dairy Farms

Hamed Kashfi; Ahmad Reza Yazdani; Farhad Shirani Bidabadi; Mehrdad Latifi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 137-142

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was to study the effects of four personal and social variables including the age, literacy, job experience and size of herd on different variables such as implementing of managerial strategies in transition period, relevant costs of these strategies, average production per ...  Read More

8. Effect of under Irrigation Management on Potato Performance Components

Fakhrodin Ghasemi Sahebi; Masoud Hekmat; Eman Pourkhiz

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2012, Pages 143-148

Abstract
  To evaluate the effect of water, tape drip and furrow irrigation methods on the performance components and features of Agria cultivar potato, an experiment was carried out in the agriculture faculty of Kermanshah. Repeated three times, this study was carried out in the form of full random blocks with ...  Read More