Original Article Farm Management
1. Factors Affecting Farmer's Satisfaction with Water Users Associations Performance at Gotvand Irrigation Scheme in Khuzestan Province, Iran

Ayatollah Karami; Hamid Yeilagh Choghakhor

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 451-463

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to assess the farmer's satisfaction with services delivered by Water User Associations (WUAs) and determine the factors affecting farmer's satisfaction with the WUAs. Stratified sampling was used to select 124 farmer members of WUAs in the Gotvand irrigation Scheme (GIS). ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
2. Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources Using Multi-Criteria Programming (A Case Study of Kashmar Plain)

Somayeh Shirzadi Laskookalayeh; Reza Esfanjari Kenari

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 465-474

Abstract
  Frequent droughts and their consequences result in the loss of groundwater, the deficiency of nutrients, the drying of surface water resources, and substantially more exploitation of the groundwater resources, which, altogether, cause the mobilization of saline waters to groundwater tables. This will ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
3. Household Food Security: Case of Summer Crop Growers in Shoushtar Township, Iran

Azadeh Noorollah Noorivandi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 475-486

Abstract
  associated with this condition among summer crop growers in Shoushtar Township, Khouzestan Province, Iran. This cross-sectional survey study was conducted from September 2015 to February 2017. The population consisted of summer crop farmers in the Shoushtar Township (N=850). The sample size was determined ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Structures
4. Theoretical and Experimental Study of Potato Shoot Gasification in Fluidized- and Fixed-Bed Gasifier

Mojtaba Javidi Gharacheh; Mehdi Khojastehpour; Mohammadali Ebrahimi-Nik; Wan Azlina Wan Ab Karim Ghani

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 487-500

Abstract
  A bench-scale updraft gasifier was used as a fluidized- and fixed-bed gasification unit in three modes (fluidized-bed at equivalence ratios (ER) =0.2 and 0.25, and a mode in fixed-bed). The experiments were done in five different temperatures (650, 700, 750, 800 and 850oC). To obtain the required data ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
5. Developing an Appropriate Model for Entrepreneurial Faculty of Agriculture in Iran

Negin Fallah Haghghighi; Masoud Bijani; Ahmad Rezvanfar; Naser Valizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 501-518

Abstract
  Nowadays, promoting entrepreneurship to train graduates endowed with entrepreneurial traits is considered as one of the new functions of the faculties of agriculture. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to design an appropriate model for entrepreneurial faculty of agriculture in Iran. This ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
6. Effective Components of Optimal Wheat Production from the Perspective of Farmers in the North of Khuzestan, Iran

Mohammad Sadegh Sabouri; Soraya Rafiei; Davood Samarei

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 519-527

Abstract
  This research was carried out to investigate the role of legal, philosophical, economic, environmental, educational attitudes and some personal characteristics in farmers' professionalism in the production of optimal wheat in the north of Khuzestan Province, Iran. The methodological approach in this ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
7. Factors Affecting Revenue Share of Iranian Tomato Paste Exporting Companies

Seyed Ehsan Zohoori; Amir Mohamadi-Nejad; Reza Moghaddasi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 529-538

Abstract
  his study aimed to investigate factors affecting the revenue share of Iranian tomato paste exporting companies. Flexible estimation method was used on a two-dimensional panel data set including 224 observations from 14 tomato paste manufacturing and exporting companies and 16 importing countries during ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
8. How Students’ Views on Educational Factors Influence Their Achievement Motivation and Learning Approaches? Comparison of Perspectives

Mahtab Pouratashi; Chang Zhu

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 539-551

Abstract
  This comparative study was conducted to explore achievement motivation and learning approaches of agricultural students and to examine students’ views on educational factors influencing their achievement motivation and learning approaches. The statistical population of this study comprised agricultural ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
9. Social Capital Components of Forest Dwellers of Forestry Cooperatives in Iran (Case of Siahkal County)

Mohammadali Zare; Alireza Eslami

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, Pages 553-564

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to compare the social capital indicators of members and non-members of cooperatives in Siahkal County.  The sample size was calculated by the Cochran formula to include300individuals (150 member cooperatives and 150 non-members of the cooperative) that were selected by ...  Read More