1. Working Effectiveness of Dissemination Channels as Perceived by Potato Growers

Tahir Munir Butt; Muhammad Zakaria Yousuf Hassan; Shahbaz Talib Sahi; Khalid Mehmood; Mashood- ul-Subtain; Naeem- ul Hassan

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, Pages 1-6

Abstract
  A research can also reveal the cooperative effectiveness of agencies such as evaluation will lead to discover the weakness and strengths for further improvement of this program. The present study was designed in 2009 especially to see the effectiveness of the working of agricultural extension staff as ...  Read More

2. Factors Affecting Rural Facilitators’ Role: Iran

Farideh Azimi; Mohammad Bagher Kamali

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, Pages 7-14

Abstract
  This study aimed to examine key factors affecting rural female facilitators’ role in participatory rural development in Tehran Province. Since the researchers intended to have a better insight into the facilitators’ role and employ inquiry as a learning forum for bringing about changes for ...  Read More

3. Assessment the Socio-economic Factors Affecting Rural Youth Attitude to Occupation in Agricultural (Case of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer- Ahmad Province, Iran)

Mohsen Mosaee; Ahmadreza Ommani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, Pages 15-19

Abstract
  The main objective in this causal-correlation field research was to identify effective factors on rural youth’s attitude towards agricultural occupation, in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran. Rural youth 15-25 years old in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer- Ahmad province were the population of this ...  Read More

4. Using Probabilistic-Risky Programming Models in Identifying Optimized Pattern of Cultivation under Risk Conditions (Case Study: Shoshtar Region)

Mohammad Kavoosi Kelashemi; Mohammad Aghapour Sabbagi; Hamid Reza Alipour

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, Pages 21-29

Abstract
  Using Telser and Kataoka models of probabilistic-risky mathematical programming, the present research is to determine the optimized pattern of cultivating the agricultural products of Shoshtar region under risky conditions. In order to consider the risk in the mentioned models, time period of agricultural ...  Read More

5. Size Distribution of Income among Rice-Based Farming Households in South Eastern States of Nigeria

Chikezie, C; Ibekwe U.C; Ohajianya D.O; Orebiyi, J.S; OguomaN. N; Obasi, P.C; Henri-Ukoha, A; Emenyonu, C.A; Nwaiwu, I.U

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, Pages 31-37

Abstract
  The study was designed to investigate the income distribution among rice-based farming households in Okigwe Agricultural Zone of Imo State, Nigeria. A sample of 120 rice-based farmers was selected by multistage sampling technique. Data were collected with a well structured questionnaire administered ...  Read More

6. Forecasting Iran’s Rice Imports during 2009-2013

Mohammad Reza Pakravan; Mohammad Kavoosi Kelashemi; Hamid Reza Alipour

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, Pages 39-44

Abstract
  In the present study Iran’s rice imports trend is forecasted, using artificial neural networks and econometric methods, during 2009 to 2013, and their results are compared. The results showed that feet forward neural network leading with less forecast error and had better performance in comparison ...  Read More

7. Determinants of Deprivation Among Part–time Cassava Farming Households in the Humid Tropic

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

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2011, Pages 45-51

Abstract
  As cost of living rises and people’s wages / salaries do not cover their basic food and dietary needs, interest in parttime farming has risen. Part-time farming activities are being practiced by different people as a food security strategy from vulnerable households. But these part-time farms have ...  Read More