1. ESEE 2017 Transformative learning: new directions in agricultural extension and education
Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 1-3

Abstract
  ESEE 2015, Chania, GreeceConference dates: July 4 – 7, 2017Conference Theme: Transformative learning: new directions in agricultural extension and educationThe 23rd European Seminar on Extension (and) Education (ESEE) will be held in the MediterraneanAgronomic Institute of Chania, and hosted by ...  Read More

Original Article Rural tourism and recreation
2. Development Strategies for Rural Tourism in Mishkhas Village

Roya Eshraghi Samani; Shima Malekshahi; Alireza Poursaeed

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 257-264

Abstract
  Rural tourism is a factor in multidirectional development of rural areas and its most important consequences are population stability, unemployment problem alleviation, and immigration reduction. The present survey was set to investigate the strategies of developing rural tourism in Mishkhas Village ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
3. Factors Influencing the Gardening Management Skills among Citrus Farmers (Case of Iran, Sari)

Mehdi Alikhani Dadoukolaei; Mehdi Charmchian Langerodi; Amir Zameni

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 265-272

Abstract
  Production management is the best and foremost factor in exploiting the production factors more desirably and advantageously. Accordingly, the present study sought to evaluate the factors   affecting the gardening management skills among citrus farmers in Sari, north of Iran. The statistical ...  Read More

Original Article Farming Systems
4. Techno-economic Efficiency of Trunk and Mechanical Harvest Aid Shakers for Harvesting Olive Fruits in Guilan Province, Iran

Farhad Nayeri; Ali Mohammadi Torkashvand

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 273-280

Abstract
  The main concern of an olive grower is primarily to achieve more income and profits. A harvesting method having higher efficiency and better fruit and oil quality, but a higher operation cost leads to a lower benefit. A study was carried out to evaluate the techno-economic performances of Trunk Shaker ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Structures
5. Factors Affecting Pistachio Export Earnings Instability and its Effect on Agricultural Exports

Mohammadreza Zare Mehrjerdi; Asiyeh Azizi; Zahra Korooni

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 281-289

Abstract
  Among agricultural products in Iran, pistachio is one of the major export products that can produce foreign currency. The present study evaluated factors affecting pistachio export earnings instability and its effect on agricultural export during the studied period. For this purpose, export earnings ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
6. Financial Comparison of Management Methods of Rice Blast Disease in Langerood County, Iran

Mohammad Reza Safari Motlagh; Farzaneh Fallahpoor Salkooyeh

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 291-299

Abstract
  The objective of the present study was to financially compare chemical and agricultural management methods of rice blast disease, as a prevalent disease in paddy fields of Langerood in Guilan Province, Iran. Thirty-three rice experts and 373 paddy farmers were selected by random sampling procedures. ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
7. Effectiveness of Entrepreneurship Training Courses in Ilam Province, Iran

Homayoon Moradnezhadi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 301-307

Abstract
  Given entrepreneurs’ special role in the economic growth and development, many developed and developing countries are attempting to motivate more number of people who have entrepreneurial characteristics towards entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities. The purpose of this research was to ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
8. Analyses of Labour Productivity among Small-Holder Cassava Farmers for Food Security and Empowerment in Central Madagascar

B. C. Okoye; A. Abass; B. Bachwenkizi; G. Asumugha; B. Alenkhe; R. Ranaivoson; N. Rabemanantsoa; I Ralimanana

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 309-318

Abstract
  Labour productivity affects food security, but quantifying this relationship has been scarce with respect to empirical literature. The Central Madagascar dataset explores the influence of labour productivity and related variables on the food security status of cassava farmers. Drawing ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
9. Analyzing the Role of Self-Esteem Dimensions in Student’s Achievement Motivation (A Case of M.Sc. Students of Agriculture in Tehran University)

Donya Manafi; Hamid Movahhed; Yousef Hejazi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 319-325

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to analyze the role of self-esteem dimensions on student’s achievement motivation. The statistical population consisted of MSc students in College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran (N=712). According to Cochran formula, 175 students were ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
10. Talent Management in Agricultural Higher Education System in Iran: Based on Grounded Theory

Seyed Mohammad Javad Sobhani; Mohammad Chizari; Hassan Sadighi; Amir Alambaigi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 327-338

Abstract
  This study provides a framework and definition to the notion of talent management process and describes how it fits the human resources architecture of agricultural higher education system in Iran. This qualitative study was conducted using semi-structured interviews for data collection and systematic ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
11. Assessment Improving and Organizing Mechanism of Water Users Cooperatives Using AHP Method in Esfarayen County, Iran

Zahra Hosseinpur; Mohammad Hossein Menhaj; Mohammad Kavoosi-Kalashami

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 339-351

Abstract
  Institutionalization of Water Users’ Cooperatives (WUAS) is one of the strategies for cooperative irrigation management, which lays the foundation for the participation of farmers in tackling water shortage challenge to reach the objectives of sustainable management of agricultural water in an ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
12. Identifying Barriers of E-learning Implementation by M.Sc. Students in Agricultural Faculty of Islamic Azad University, Ilam Branch

Zahra Shirkhani; Marjan Vahedi; Mohamad Bagher Arayesh

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 353-362

Abstract
  Getting advanced in communication and information technologies and their impact on all aspects of human life, the world is experiencing a new phenomenon named information society. Therefore, e-learning is a necessity to develop the quality of learning in this kind of society. The purpose of this study ...  Read More

Original Article Family and social enterprise
13. Transmission of International Prices of Corn to Iranian Domestic Markets

Yaghoub Zeraatkish; Haniyeh Yousefi Moteghaed

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 363-367

Abstract
  Market volatility remains one of the most important research fields in agricultural economics.Interestingly, price transmission mechanism seems to be symmetric in sectors that are likely to be of high political power.This paper analyzes the price transmission effects from international markets to domestic ...  Read More

Original Article Family and social enterprise
14. Impact of Market Orientation and Innovation on Entrepreneurship and Value Creation for Customers in Food Industry’ SMEs

Tooba Ansari; Hamed Dehghanan

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 369-376

Abstract
  The present research carried out to study the relationship of market orientation and innovation and their effect on entrepreneurship and value creation for customers. To do so, as the sample was unlimited, 241 active companies in agriculture and food industry were selected as the samples by random sampling ...  Read More

Original Article Rural tourism and recreation
15. Expected Economic Impacts of Agro-Tourism Development in Rural Areas of Tehran Province (Case Study: Pakdasht County)

Farideh Azimi; Samvel Avetisyan

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 377-385

Abstract
  This study determined the situation of rural tourism and agro-tourism in Tehran Province as well as the expected economic impacts of agro-tourism development on it. In this research, we used documental research method and field research based on questionnaires and face-to-face interview. It was found ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
16. Analyzing the Role of Agricultural Beneficiaries in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment (Case of Hamadan County)

Masoud Samian; Reza Movahedi; Elham Ansari; Masoud Asadi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, Pages 387-395

Abstract
  The countries' economy is basically dependent on both human and the natural resources so that social development of each country depends on them directly or indirectly. Nonetheless, some problems including the rapid growth of the population, unsustainable and unplanned exploitation, and lack of public ...  Read More