Original Article Farm Management
1. Role of Insurance in Broiler Farms Risk Management (A Case Study of Rudbar County)

Yazdan Habibi; Jafar Azizi; Fathollah Keshavarz

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 321-328

Abstract
  Agriculture sector faces risks caused by natural damaging events. So, it is necessary to predict, counteract and mitigate the risks of agricultural activities to increase investment security, to identify risks and to practice risk management methods, in which insurance has a special niche as a risk counteraction ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
2. Prediction of Food Security Levels in Rural Households Based on Socio-Economic Factors (The Case of Nahavand County, Iran)

Saadi Fathollahi; Hosein Shabanali Fami; Ali Asadi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 329-339

Abstract
  The role of nutrition in the health area, increasing efficiency and its relationship with economic development has been approved through extensive research in the world using scientific foundations and empirical evidence. Therefore, accessing to food security is the basic pillar of development. ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
3. Export Barriers of Honey in Iran: The Application of the DEMATEL Method

Mehdi Homayounfar; Seyyed Mohammad Zargar; Mansour Soufi; Seyyedeh Fereshteh Mousavi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 341-354

Abstract
  The rapid world economic growth has driven the businesses towards involvement in international marketplaces due to lower business risks, lower commitment of resources, and higher flexibility of these markets. However, evidence indicates that barriers to exportation vary across different ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Comparison of Different Irrigation Methods Based On the Parametric Evaluation Approach in Chikan and Mourzian Subbasin, Iran

Masoud Masoudi; Abdollah Ebrahimi; Parviz Jokar

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 355-364

Abstract
  Increasing world population has led to product more foods and crops, while agricultural lands have been decreased. Then, it is necessary to use the maximum potential of these lands which product maximum yield without any damage. To reach this objective, land suitability evaluation ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
5. Optimal Cropping Pattern Modifications with the Aim of Environmental-Economic Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Mostafa Mardani; Saman Ziaei; Alireza Nikouei

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 365-375

Abstract
  Sustainability in agricultural is determined by aspects like economy, society and environment. Multi-objective programming (MOP) model has been a widely used tool for studying and analyzing the sustainability of agricultural system. However, optimization models in most applications are forced to use ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
6. Emergy Analysis of Greenhouse Cucumber Production in Sistan Region

Shir Ali Koohkan; Ahmad Ghanbari; Mohammad Reza Asgharipour; Barat Ali Fakheri

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 377-387

Abstract
  In the current century, agriculture sustainability and the reduction of environmental pressure are two main objectives of the management of agro-ecosystems that is challenged by energy inefficiency. In this respect, the present study assessed one of the most important planting systems in Sistan region ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
7. Assessment of Energy Efficiency in Pump Stations of Pressurized Irrigation Systems (Case Study: Qazvin and Kermanshah Provinces)

Hassan Brati; Mohammadreza Khaledian; Mohammadhassan Biglouei; Atefeh Parvaresh Rizi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 389-396

Abstract
  About 20% of the electricity produced in the world is consumed in rotary equipment for conveying fluids such as water, gas, air, and other liquids, while the loss of energy consumption in this sector is more than 60%. The aim of this study is to evaluate different efficiencies in the pumping stations ...  Read More

Original Article Farming Systems
8. Small and Medium-Sized Business Growth in Agricultural Sector (Case Study: Guilan Province)

Majid Ghanbari Nezhad; Seyed Mojtaba Sajadi; Ali Badizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 397-407

Abstract
  Agriculture is one of the pillars of economics and its development requires a particular attention to all production factors. This paper aims to provide a systematic and conceptual model that is based on a conceptualization of the field. For this purpose, the theory and methodology based on data derived ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
9. The Consequences of Tillage Technology: The Sustainability Perspective (The Case of Fars Province, Iran)

Sedigheh Samiee; Kurosh Rezaei-Moghaddam

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 409-420

Abstract
  Activities to reduce soil erosion and to improve soil fertility, agricultural production and finally, crop income have been considered to be fundamental for the implementation of sustainable agriculture in Iran. This research investigates the effects of no-till (NL) technology on reducing ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
10. Promoting Organizational Innovation among Agricultural Extension Experts: The Role for Knowledge Management

Abdolvahed Kaabi; khourosh Roosta

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 421-431

Abstract
  Recently, innovation has become a very important issue, as it provides a strategic advantage for organizations to outperform competition and remain agile in the environment.  Additionally, knowledge management is considered to be a strong support for innovation. However, few studies examine the ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
11. On the Effect of Rainfall Variations on Economic Variables: The Application of General Equilibrium Model

Zeinab Moinoddini; Hamid Mohammadi; Hosein Mehrabi Boshrabadi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 433-439

Abstract
  The economy of Iran is dependent on many variables that play a role in its growth and development. On the other hand, rainfall is one of the important factors of climate change that has affected economic strategic programs including those of the agricultural sector. Rainfall variations ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
12. Influencing Factors on Adoption of Organic Farming from the Perspective of Horticulturists in Sari County, Iran

Reza Dinpanah

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 441-449

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to determine influencing factors on adoption of organic farming in Sari County, Iran. The methodological approach of this study was descriptive-correlation. The research population consisted of 18830 horticulturists in Sari County, which was selected using stratified randomizing ...  Read More