Original Article Farm Management
1. Economic Significance of Coffee (Coffee Arabica) Production in Parbat District of Nepal

Sujeeta Sharma; Chandra Kant Dhakal; Binod Ghimire; Anuja Rijal

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 123-130

Abstract
  This study considered the production economics of coffee in Pakuwa village development committee of Parbat district, Nepal. Household Survey was done in June 2014. Data collection was done using semi-structured pre-tested questionnaire administered on 40 coffee producers selected randomly. Gross margin ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
2. Human Resource Development: A Model for Agricultural Faculty Members in Iran

Morteza Akbari; Seyed Mahmood Hosseini; Babak Ziyae

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 131-143

Abstract
  Nowadays, there is an agreement among organizations that reinforcing of education leads to the improvement of organizational performance. The emphasis on the human capital in organizations reflects the view that market values depend less on tangible resources, but more on intangible ones, particularly ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Structures
3. Analysis of Farms Performance Using Different Sources of Irrigation Water: A Case Study in a Semi-Arid Area

Hayat Lionboui; Tarik Benabdelouahab; Aziz Hasib; Abdelali Boulli

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 145-154

Abstract
  Improving production efficiency is the main objective of government action to avoid efficiency losses and to increase the income of farmers. The aim of this study was to analyze performance levels of farms in the irrigated perimeter of Tadla in Morocco, according to the source of irrigation water. Thus, ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
4. Assessment of Water Use Efficiency Indices in Selected Plains of Fars Province, Iran

Hamidreza Mirzaei Khalil; Mahdi Esfandiari; Javad Shahraki; Morteza Yaghoubi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 155-162

Abstract
  This paper aimed to evaluate Water Use Efficiency (WUE) indices for crops and horticulture productions. In doing so, after gathering data from 164 farmers, we investigated water withdrawal cost indices and monetary return per cubic meter of water through two econometric and managerial approaches . Besides, ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
5. Optimization Model of Hirmand River Basin Water Resources in the Agricultural Sector Using Stochastic Dynamic Programming under Uncertainty Conditions

Mahmood MohammadGhasemi; javad Shahraki; Mahmood Sabouhi Sabouni

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 163-171

Abstract
  In this study, water management allocated to the agricultural sector’ was analyzed using stochastic dynamic programming under uncertainty conditions. The technical coefficients used in the study referred to the agricultural years, 2013-2014. They were obtained through the use of simple random sampling ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Seasonality and Forecasting of Monthly Broiler Price in Iran

Azadeh Falsafian

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 173-180

Abstract
  The objective of this study was to model seasonal behavior of broiler price in Iran that can be used to forecast the monthly broiler prices. In this context, the periodic autoregressive (PAR), the seasonal integrated models, and the Box-Jenkins (SARIMA) models were used as the primary nominates for the ...  Read More

Original Article Information and communication technology in agricultur
7. Accurate Fruits Fault Detection in Agricultural Goods using an Efficient Algorithm

Hamidreza Saberkari

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 181-192

Abstract
  The main purpose of this paper was to introduce an efficient algorithm for fault identification in fruits images. First, input image was de-noised using the combination of Block Matching and 3D filtering (BM3D) and Principle Component Analysis (PCA) model. Afterward, in order to reduce the size of images ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
8. Analysis of Effective Components of Educational Transformation in Agricultural Higher Education System in Iran

Neda Alizadeh; Hassan Sadighi; Reza Pezeshki Rad; Hassan Alipur

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 193-203

Abstract
  The purpose of the present study was to analyze the effective components of educational transformation in agricultural higher education system in Iran by a mixed study method. The statistical population includes all faculty members (N=361) teaching in agricultural college of Tehran, Tarbiat Modares and ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
9. Effective Factors Influencing on the Implementation of Knowledge Management in the Agricultural Bank of Qom Province

Mohammad Esmaiely; Mehrdad Niknami; Ali Badragheh

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 205-210

Abstract
  The main objective of the present work was to study the factors affecting the deployment of knowledge management in Agriculture Bank of Qom Province. It was a causative-relational study in terms of data collection. Also, it was a field study, non-experimental in terms of variables control. Sample size ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
10. The Effect of Forest Road Construction on Soil Organic Carbon Stock in Mountainous Catchment in Northern Iran

Kazem Nosrati; Saeede Jalali

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 211-215

Abstract
  The main objective of this study was to investigate the effect of forest road construction on the Soil Organic Carbon Stock (SOCS) in Ziarat Catchment. Therefore, soil samples were collected from five land use types including road construction, cultivated area, channel bank, pasture and forest land and ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
11. On-farm Energy Use (Case of Dire County, Kermanshah Province)

Nashmil Afsharzade; Abdolhamid Papzan; Sohrab Delangizan; Mehdi Ashjaee

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 217-224

Abstract
  This paper focuses on the amount of diesel consumption as one of the non-renewable energy sources consumed by the agricultural machinery and water pumps in wheat and corn farms in Dire County,Kermanshah Province, Iran. The population of the study was determined by Bartlett table. Stratified random sampling ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
12. Effects of Climate Change on Food Expenditures of Rural Households in Iran

Alireza Karbasi; Chiman Sayyadi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 225-233

Abstract
  This study examined the effects of climate change on food expenditure in rural household of Iran. Food expenditure is investigated as a function of average income of rural households, retail food price index and food expenditure for rural households, agricultural sown area and climate change. Here, the ...  Read More

Original Article Information and communication technology in agricultur
13. Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) As a Predictor Model for Explaining Agricultural Experts Behavior in Acceptance of ICT

Amir Alambaigi; Ismael Ahangari

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 235-247

Abstract
  This study aimed to develop TAM model to explain adoption of information technologies process .Descriptive – correlation study was conducted and data were collected through a survey. Statistical population was West Azerbaijan Agricultural extension agents who 120 of them were selected randomly ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
14. Marketing Strategies for Organic Products in Iran

Mahmoud Mohammadian; Mohammad Ali Dadashi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, Pages 249-256

Abstract
  The strategic planning of marketing and the application of marketing strategies for achieving sustainable competitive advantages are of the factors that help the survival of producers of agricultural organic products. Although, there are evidences of the growth of organic farming in Iran but, there are ...  Read More