Original Article Family and social enterprise
1. Feasibility Study of Agricultural Processing Industries Development in Ilam Province, Iran

Marjan Vahedi; Homayoon Moradnezhadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 113-123

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to study the feasibility of establishing agricultural processing industries in Ilam Province.A mixed research method (Dominant, Less Dominant and two-phase design) was used. A Delphi technique as qualitativeresearch method, and a descriptive-survey method for quantitative phase ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
2. Preferred Extension System for Sustainable Horticulture in Sari, Iran

Amir Ahmadpour; Hadi Moumenihelali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 125-136

Abstract
  Lack of understanding of the extension, education, and development practitioners’ role and their contribution to sustainable agriculture is the main challenge of sustainability projects in Iran. Accordingly, the aim of this study was toidentify the extension system that has been ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
3. Ranking Rural Livelihood Capitals in the Central District of Dena county: the Application of Analytic Network Process (ANP)

Zeinab Sharifi; Mehdi Nooripoor

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 137-147

Abstract
  Sustainable Livelihoods Approach emerged in the 1980s as a new analytical approach in the field of rural development inwhich the rural livelihood capitals form the basis of the villagers' empowerment and their ability to get involved in their own individual and social destiny. This study ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Strategic Planning for Agriculture Section Using SWOT, QSPM and Blue Ocean- Case Study: Eshraq Agro-industry Company

Mohammad Abdolshah; Babak Fazli Besheli; Shabnam Fazli Besheli; Ali Norouzi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 149-162

Abstract
  Strategic management is defined as a set of management decisions and actions that determine a company's long-term performance and lead and control the organization so that it can quickly respond to some internal and external environmental changes. Obviously, the agricultural sector and natural resources ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
5. The Feasibility of Developing the Application of Rural Agricultural Waste Management in Masal Township, Iran

Mohammad Reza Safari Motlagh; Roya Nazarali; Farzaneh Fallahpoor Salkooyeh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 163-171

Abstract
  The waste of agricultural products is considered as one of the major problems in Iranian agricultural sector. The present study is a descriptive-survey one in nature that focused on exploring correlations and comparison. Data were collected through a number of questionnaires and were analyzed by SPSS. ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
6. Impact of Small-Holders’ Cattle Fattening on Household Income Generation in Fadis District of Eastern Hararghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

Jafer Ahmed Mume; Fikadu Gute Tadesse

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 173-192

Abstract
  At the household level, livestock plays a critical economic and social role in pastoralists and at the household level, livestock plays a critical economic and social role in pastoralists and smallholder farm households. The objectives of this study were to analyze factors affecting participation in ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
7. Exploring the Barriers to the Development of Agricultural Businesses in Technology Incubators: A Case Study of Razi University Incubator, Iran

Darush Hosseiny; Bijan Rezaee; Sohrab Del Angizan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 193-199

Abstract
  The main objective of the present study was to explore the barriers to the development of agricultural businesses in the incubator of Razi University, Iran. The research was an applied study in terms of objective and an exploratory mixed method in terms of data collection methodology. The statistical population ...  Read More

Review Article Environmental policy and management
8. Innovation in the Agro-Food Sector: from Technical Innovation-Centred Approaches to Sustainability Transition Processes

Hamid El Bilali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 201-218

Abstract
  Innovation is a complex phenomenon and process involving translation of knowledge into new techniques, products, services. It is considered crucial for sustainable agriculture development and achievement of long-term food security. The review describes the diversity of innovation and relates it to agro-food ...  Read More

Original Article
9. Achieving Consensus Deal with Methodological Issues in the Delphi Technique

Zahra Goodarzi; Enayat Abbasi; Homayoun Farhadian

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 219-230

Abstract
  Delphi is a powerful technique used to seek answers to appropriate questions. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the Delphi technique as a research method. This paper discusses the scientific merit of the Delphi technique by investigating on 41 studies of Journal of Agricultural Education ...  Read More

Review Article Family and social enterprise
10. Multifunctional Agriculture: Agriculture Renewal as a Modern Paradigm for Agriculture and Rural Development

Hajar Eftekhari; Vahid Shadparvar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 231-244

Abstract
  Multifunctional agriculture (MFA) has emerged as a key concept in science and politics with respect to the future of agriculture and rural development in the recent decade. Overall, MFA implies that in addition to their main function in production and support of rural livelihood, the agricultural activities ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
11. The Effect of Knowledge Management on Organizational Entrepreneurship among Agricultural Extension Experts in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Zahra Korani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 245-255

Abstract
  In today's turbulent business environment, organizations face the need to rapidly respond to demands, explore new opportunities, apply evolving technologies, and create novel competitive advantages. Knowledge Management (KM) and Organizational Entrepreneurship (OE) are two strategic tools through which ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
12. Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Peanut Production on the Basis of Increasing 2oC Temperature in Future Environmental Conditions of Guilan Province, Iran

Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini; Afshin Soltani; Hossein Ajamnoroozi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 257-273

Abstract
  To evaluate the effect of climate change on peanut production in Northern Iran on the basis of 2oC rise in temperature, a study was conducted using the SSM-Peanut. The simulation was done based on the long-term data obtained from synoptic stations in Guilan including Anzali, Astara, Kiashahr (Astaneh ...  Read More

Original Article
13. The Impact of Comparative Advantage of Agricultural Triple Industries and Export Diversification on the Value-Added Industries in Iran

Afsaneh Shayesteh; Homayoun Ranjbar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 275-285

Abstract
  Developmental plans of the country emphasize on the exports-focused growth strategy, and export diversification is one of the most appropriate policies in this area. Export diversification moves from primary goods to industrial goods. Yet, export diversification, according to the principles of international ...  Read More

Original Article
14. On the Effects of Tourism Development on Rural Areas (A Case Study of Giayn District, Nahvand County)

Omid Jamshidi; Seyed Mohammad Javad Sobhani; Seyed Davood Hajimirrahimi; Abbas Nourozi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 287-297

Abstract
  Tourism plays a significant role in the development of the society at different levels and is seen as an important source of employment and income especially in rural areas. Considering its different potential impacts, the present study aims to explore the effects of tourism development on the rural ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
15. Factors Affecting the Marketing of Organic Farming Products (Case Study: Miandoab County)

Zohreh Jesarati; Loghman Rshidpour; Soleiman Rasouli Azar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 299-306

Abstract
  Organic agriculture is rapidly growing while the lack of knowledge and skills to manage organic farms and the lack of market opportunities for the organic products are the most important reasons for the disinclination to the use of the organic agriculture practices. The main aim of this study was to ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
16. SWOT Analysis of Strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurs Empowerment

Shohreh Karami; Hossein Agahi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, Pages 307-320

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to identify strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurs Empowerment in Javanrod, Salasebabajani, Ravansar and Paveh counties of Kermanshah Province. The structural impact obtained was based on different qualitative techniques and was analysed based on the SWOT model. The finding ...  Read More