Original Article Environmental policy and management
1. A Study on Energy Efficiency and Economic Productivity of New Zealand’s Agricultural Sector

Mojtaba Abbasian; Sina Ahmadzadeh Mashinchi; Basil Sharp

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 191-201

Abstract
  The realization of sustainable development depends on the efficient use of energy resources. Energy consumption productivity and efficiency are among important indices that play a critical role in explaining the behavior of energy consumption structure of different economic sectors, which in turn, plays ...  Read More

Original Article Farming Systems
2. Adoption Intensity Determinants for Improved Sweet Potato Varieties among Farmers in Nigeria

Rasheed Adeola; Kehinde Ogunleye; Williams Adewole

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 203-211

Abstract
  Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is one of the stable tuber crops consumed by many households in Nigeria. It can be found in different varieties and exist in many colours of skin and flesh. The production of this important crop is still very low, thereby compromising food security. Sweet potato is one ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
3. Explaining Sustainable Development Strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurship Activities in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Fereshteh Faraji; Farahnaz Rostami; Nader Naderi; Shahab Khoshkhooi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 213-227

Abstract
  The high capacity of the agricultural sector in Kermanshah Province needs more attention for some reasons including weather and climate conditions, access to fertile lands, and ready-made labor force. The current research seeks to achieve a major strategy for the development of entrepreneurship activities ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental policy and management
4. Investigating Asymmetry of Prices and Productivity of Energy Carriers in Iran’s Agricultural Sector

Mohammadreza Sasouli; Abdul Rashid Jamnia

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 229-236

Abstract
  Energy carriers are one of the most important inputs in the agricultural sector. These inputs have been the foundation of the development and transition of the agricultural sector from the traditional stage to the industrial stage. The energy per capita marginal consumption in Iran’s agricultural ...  Read More

Original Article Education and training
5. Factors Affecting Avoiding the Use of Pesticides to Greenhouse Vegetables in Bandar Abbas District (Iran)

Masoud Yazdanpanah; Fatemeh Rahimi Feyzabad; Khadejeh Abbaszade

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 237-247

Abstract
  Despite huge environmental, economic, health, and social costs of pesticides, evidence revealed that farmers in developing countries would continue to use pesticides. The root of the problem appears to be related to the way of farmers’ decision making. As such, it is crucial for policymakers to ...  Read More

Original Article Strategic planning
6. Quality Analysis of the Problems and Barriers of Greenhouse Growers: Case Study of Isfahan Province, Iran

Masoud Ramezani; Abdolhamid Papzan

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 249-259

Abstract
  The purpose of this study is to investigate problems and barriers of greenhouse growers in Isfahan Province, Iran using the qualitative paradigm. Data were collected with semi-structured interviews and direct observations. Most participants were questioned by phone interview. The response rate to phone ...  Read More

Original Article Farm Management
7. Solutions to Enhance the Farmers’ Participation in Water Users Associations (WUAs) in Lorestan Province, Iran

Fatemeh Sepahvand; Saeed Gholamrezai; Mehdi Rahimian

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 261-271

Abstract
  Water Users Association (WUAs) is one of the methods of participatory water resource management whose success and efficiency requires the participation of farmers. Purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize the solutions for farmers’ participation enhancing in WUAs. This exploratory article ...  Read More

Original Article Decision-making
8. Employees' Attitude toward Management Commitment to Internal Marketing and the Emphasis of Managers on Informal Internal Communication in Agriculture Jihad Organization

Mohammad Reza Azadedel; Mahnaz Shokri

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 273-283

Abstract
  One of the most important factors for successful implementation of activities, maintaining status and keeping balance in an organization is human resources. The present study aims to analyze the role of informal internal staffing as a mediator in explaining the attitudes of the employees of the Agriculture ...  Read More

Short Communication
9. inhibitors and Motivators of Adoption of Agricultural Insurance in Nigeria

Faosiyat Olajide-Adedamola; Luqman Abiodun Akinbile

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 285-292

Abstract
  Agricultural risks constitute a fundamental challenge in Nigeria, hence the importance of agricultural insurance in managing farm risks cannot be underestimated. As the crop sub-sector contributes about 85% of the agricultural GDP in Nigeria, this study focussed on awareness and factors that can enhance ...  Read More