Original Article
1. Key Barriers to Knowledge-Based Firms in Agricultural Industry

Manochehr Ansari; Hossein Jamour; Mohammad Haghshenas Gorgabi; Mohammad Kavoosi-Kalashami

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 1-17

Abstract
  Given the importance of knowledge-based firms in the agricultural sector, this paper aimed to identify barriers hindering companies from becoming knowledge-based in the dominant competitive and dynamic environment. To this end, using a qualitative approach, in-depth interviews were conducted to collect ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Faculty Members’ Development in Agricultural Higher Education: Does the University Size Matter?

Morteza Akbari; Afsaneh Bagheri; Enayat Abbasi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 19-31

Abstract
  Higher education has recently faced new challenges and responsibilities such as higher expectations to contribute to national and regional developments, considerable cuts in public funds, and the highly competitive educational markets. Previous research has suggested a positive association between the ...  Read More

Original Article
3. The Requirements of Establishing Innovative Rural Organizations to Improve Food Security from Rice Grower's Perspective

Maryam Zamani Alaei; seyed jamal Farajollah hosseini; seyed mehdi mirdamadi; Farhad Lashgarara

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 33-44

Abstract
  Rural innovative producing organizations can increase farmers' incomes and improve food security by providing services to farmers. The specific objectives of this paper were to identify the economic, social-cultural, infrastructural, political, educational, and technical requirements for innovations ...  Read More

4. Factors Affecting Biomass Energy Utilization by Small Holder Farmers in Iran

Seyedeh Marzieh Razeghi; Hossein Shabanali Fami; Rohollah Rezaei

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 45-57

Abstract
  The main purpose of this survey was to assess biomass production and use as a source of energy by smallholders in Tafresh County located in Markazi Province, Iran. A descriptive survey method was used for data collection. The statistical population consisted of 2,470 smallholders. A sample size of 300 ...  Read More

Review Article Environmental policy and management
5. Role of Conservative Agriculture in the Sustainability of Soil Structure in Achieving Sustainable Management

Sahar Doaei; Ebrahim Pazira; Shahla Mahmoodi; Ali Mohammadi Torkashvand

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 59-69

Abstract
  Conservative agriculture is considered an alternative to tackle the need for increased agricultural production based on sustainable agriculture activities with the aim of increasing production and product stability along with preserving the environment. Tillage is one of the most important factors affecting ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
6. Investigating the Organic Agricultural Products Supply Chain in Iran

Soroush Ghazinoori; Laya Olfat; Jahanyar Bamdad Soofi; Rezvan Ahadi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 71-85

Abstract
         The present study aimed to investigate the organic agricultural products supply chain in Iran and provide a processes maturity framework for this chain based on the Iranian Standard of the organic products. Accordingly, the model proposed in this research, has provided ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
7. Market-Oriented or Not: A Gender Situation Analyses of Small Holder Sweet potato Farmers in South East Nigeria

Amala Christiana Okoye; Jude Anayochukwu Mbanasor; Benjamin Chukwuemeka Okoye,

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 87-100

Abstract
  Farmers can only be market oriented if his/her production plan follows market signals and produce commodities that is more marketable. In other to achieve it, this study provided empirical evidence on the gender analyses of market orientation in South-East, Nigeria. A stratified sampling design was used ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
8. EFFECTS OF CHANGING AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES ON PRODUCTION AND EXPORTS IN IRAN

hossein badih barzin; seyed mahdi Hoseyni; amir Taghavi; mohammad norozian

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 0-0

Abstract
  Subsidy is a tool used by governments as a form of financial aid to support specific economic sectors. Today subsidy is common in several countries, such as Iran due to different political and economic reasons. This study has examined the effects of changing agricultural subsidies on production and exports. ...  Read More