Original Article
1. Studying of the Role of Social Capital in the Motivation of Students for Job Creation (Case Study: Students of Islamic Azad University of Karaj)

Saadi Fathollahi Galambahri; Ebrahim Meykhosh; Jamshid Eghbali

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 245-255

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of social capital in the motivation of students for job creation. The statistical population of this study included all students of Islamic Azad University of Karaj (N=3200) that 178 cases of these students were selected as research samples according ...  Read More

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2. An Examination Some of Educational – Extension Factors Influencing Use of Transgenic Plants (Case Study: Ilam, Iran)

Mohammad Bagher Arayesh

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 257-262

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of educational – extension factors on the use of transgenic plants. This study was conducted through a survey design. The research was an applied study type. The research method of this study is descriptive-correlation.  Statistical population ...  Read More

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3. Determinants of Adoption of Mini-Tuber Seed Potato: A Case in Ardabil Province of Iran

Asghar Bagheri

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 263-270

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to examine factors affecting adoption of mini-tuber seed potato. Survey research design was used in this study. A sample of 100 potato growers who were informed about mini-tuber was selected and divided into adopter and non-adopter groups. Questionnaire was used as the instrument ...  Read More

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4. Estimating the Value of Improvement in Lake Urmia’s Environmental Situation Using Choice Experiment

Mina Salehnia; Baballah Hayati; Mohammad Ghahremanzadeh; Morteza Molaei

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 271-282

Abstract
  The Lake Urmia and its satellite wetlands have been selected as a demonstration site for the United Nations Development Program / Global Environment Facility / Department of Environment Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project. This project aims to demonstrate reduction of the major threats of this wetland ...  Read More

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5. Ex-ante Impact Study on the Integrated Natural Resources Management in the Middle East and North Africa Region Rangelands Rehabilitation Project in Iran

Habib Shahbazi; Hamireza Alipour; Akram Abbasifar

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 283-294

Abstract
  The purpose of the Integrated Natural Resources Management program in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENARID) is to bring national investment projects in the field of Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM). The impact evaluation study tests whether the selected technology has significantly ...  Read More

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6. Identifying the Organizational Intelligence of Agriculture-Jihad Organization in Guilan Province, Iran

Hajar Eftekhari; Mohammad Sadegh Allahyari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 295-304

Abstract
       In the modern world, organizations are considered as intelligent systems. Increased Organizational Intelligence (OI) helps organizations to effectively analyze their data, store results, and use outcomes for making professional decisions. The purpose of this study was to measure ...  Read More

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7. The Preparation of Updated Vegetation Maps by Processing Satellite Images: A Way in Sustainable Management of Agriculture

Ali Mohammadi Torkashvand; Shahryar Sobhe Zahedi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 305-312

Abstract
  An important factor in sustainable agriculture and economic management is to calculate areas under different crops that the inputs of agriculture connect to this topic. Planning of agricultural mechanization, fertilizer and pesticide requirements, pests and diseases control, estimates of agricultural ...  Read More

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8. Extent of the Use of Drought Management Practices by Farmers in Tafresh County

Maryam Bagheri; Mehrdad Nikanami; Hossein Shabanali Fami

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 313-320

Abstract
  The extent of utilization of drought management practices by the farmers of Tafresh County was studied in a descriptive-correlational research. Statistical population consisted of all farmers in Tafresh County which summed up to around 9061 people out of which 300 farmers were taken as the sample in ...  Read More

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9. Energy Efficiency Analysis and Modeling the Relationship between Energy Inputs and Wheat Yield in Iran

Fakher kardoni; Majid Jami-Al Ahmadi; Mohammad Reza Bakhshi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 321-330

Abstract
  Wheat is the dominant cereal crop constituting the first staple food in Iran. This paper studies the energy consumption patterns and the relationship between energy inputs and yield for Wheat production in Iranian agriculture during the period 1986 – 2008. The results indicated that total energy ...  Read More

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10. Factors Affecting Risk Management among Women Rice Farmers in Sari, Iran

Mehdi Charmchian Langerodi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 331-340

Abstract
  The present study investigated factors affecting risk management by women rice farmers in the township of Sari in Iran. The statistical population comprised 1677 women who cultivate rice in Sari; 248 women were selected for the study using stratified random sampling. The data was analyzed using descriptive ...  Read More

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11. Estimation of Water Demand of Agriculture Sector by Water-Yield Function (Case Study: Sistan Province)

Zahra Ghaffari Moghadam

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 341-345

Abstract
  In this study, yield-water and profit function was used to obtain water demand function in agriculture sector. The results showed that the ratio of actual to potential Evapotranspiration had positive, significant effecton the ratio of actual to potential yield for wheat and barley. Also, square ratio ...  Read More

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12. The Effective Factors In Nutritional Management Knowledge And A Proper Educational Plan For Broiler Farmers, A Case Study in Garmsar Township

Ali Nouri Emamzadeh; Mohammad Sadegh Sabouri

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 347-355

Abstract
  The study was conducted to determine the effective factors in nutritional management knowledge and design a proper educational plan for broiler farmers in Garmsar Township. The used methodological approach was descriptive-correlation. Eighty-eight questionnaires were collected and analyzed of 98broiler ...  Read More

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13. Factors Influencing the Policyholders’ Satisfaction with the Performance of Insurance Fund in the Field of Agricultural Products: the Case Study of Wheat Growers in Ilam

Esfandyar Mohammadi; Roya Eshraghi

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 357-365

Abstract
  Since insuring agricultural products is one of the effective instruments for risk management in agricultural sector, it can reduce risk avoidance among farmers and increase their competence in using production factors and, consequently, increases their inclination towards investment in agricultural sectors. ...  Read More

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14. Management Strategies of Perceived Risk Associated with Moringa Products by Consumers in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria

O.E. Ayinde; K. F. Omotesho; J.O. Animashaun

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, Pages 367-372

Abstract
  This study focused on examining the management strategies of perceived risk associated with Moringa products by consumers in Ilorin metropolis with view to rank the perceived risk associated with Moringa product; assess the different strategies employed by consumers to manage or cope with the risk and ...  Read More