1. Nutritional Management of Broiler Rearing Farms in Guilan, Iran

Hossein Zaker Esteghamati; Sayed Abdoullah Hosseini; Hamid Reza Mohamadian Tabrizi; Mohamad Hossein Palizdar; Amir Meimandipour

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 1-9

Abstract
  From a total of 656 broiler farms with the permission of exploitation in Guilan province, data was gathered from 20% of active farms including 85 units (Capacity of over 1663000 portions of broiler chickens) to evaluate the management of nutrition and nourish using questionnaire. The questionnaires were ...  Read More

2. Production Efficiency of Farmers under National Fadama II Project in Oyo State, Nigeria

O.L Balogun; A. Adeoye; S.A Yusuf; R.J Akinlade; A. Carim-Sanni

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 11-24

Abstract
  The study examines production efficiency of farmers under National Fadama-II Project in Oyo State Nigeria. Primary data were collected from two hundred and sixty-four farmers using multistage sampling technique. The analytical framework used for the study include: descriptive, infrastructure index, gross ...  Read More

3. Extent of Rural Women’s Participation in Agricultural Activities

Muhammad Luqman; Ejaz Ashraf; Muhammad Zakaria Yousuf Hussan; Tahir Munir Butt; Naveed Iftikhar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 25-32

Abstract
  Rural women in Pakistan, under a small holding system of farming, play a pivotal role in farming. They actively participate in a range of activities related to crop production and livestock management. Rural women remain busy from dawn to dusk in various agricultural activities, including pre-harvest, ...  Read More

4. Regionalization of the Iowa State University Extension System: Lessons Learned by Key Administrators

Mary S. Holz-Clause; Vikram Swaroop Chandra Koundinya; Sherry Glenn; Jack M. Payne

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 33-40

Abstract
  The cyclical economic downturn in the United States has forced many Extension administrators to rethink and adjust services and programming. The Cooperative Extension System (CES), the organization primarily responsible for governmental Extension work in the United States, at Iowa State University responded ...  Read More

5. Estimation of Potential Evapotranspiration and Crop Coefficient of Wheat at Rupandehi District of Nepal

Govinda Bhandari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 41-47

Abstract
  This study is carried out to estimate the potential evapotranspiration (PET) and crop coefficient (Kc) for Wheat, BL 3235 variety. A lysimeter is installed to estimate PET at the experimental farm of Agricultural Research Center of Bhairahawa, which is located in western part of Nepal. The Blaney-Criddle ...  Read More

6. Factors Affecting the Technical Efficiency Level of Inshore Fisheries in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Nurul Aisyah; Nalini Arumugam; Mohd. Ariff Hussein; Ismail Latiff

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 49-56

Abstract
  The objective of this study is to determine factors affecting the technical efficiency of the inshore fisheries in Kuala Terengganu. Data for the study was collected from a survey conducted between June and August 2007 where 100 fishermen in 14 villages were chosen by stratified sampling. Data envelopment ...  Read More

7. Factors Affecting Farmers` Higher Gain from Paddy Marketing: A Case Study on Paddy Farmers in North Central Province, Sri Lanka

RPIR Prasanna; SWGK Bulankulama; RH Kuruppuge

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 57-69

Abstract
  This study focused to identify the likelihood factors affecting on farmers’ higher gain from paddy marketing in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, where the main paddy cultivation area of the country. The required data was drawn from the field survey carried out in three irrigation systems ...  Read More

8. Study of Effective Factors on Income Inequality Decrease in Rural Areas of Iran

Ali Bagherzadeh

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 71-78

Abstract
  According to the Ahlowalia hypothesis (1995), the growth of total factor productivity (TFP) beside infrastructure investments of government lead to income inequality decrease in rural areas of countries. The main objective of this study is to investigate the effects of public investments such as agricultural ...  Read More