1. Investigating Market Integration and Price Transmission of Different Rice Qualities in Iran

Amir Hossein Chizari; Masoud Fehresti Sani; Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 219-225

Abstract
  Rice production in most of Asian countries has been increased more rapidly than population and this has been led to increase in supply and proportionately decrease in the real price of rice in world and domestic markets. Furthermore, together with growth in production and national gross income of the ...  Read More

2. Drought Risk Vulnerability Parameters among Wheat Farmers in Mashhad County, Iran

Mojtaba Sookhtanlo; Hesamedin Gholami; Seyyed Reza Es’haghi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 227-236

Abstract
  Identification and analysis of farmers’ vulnerability associated with their risk aversion degree is one of the necessary requirements for planning and reducing impacts of drought in Iran. So, this study was investigated three risk vulnerability parameters (economic, social and technical) among ...  Read More

3. Livestock Farming Systems and Cattle Production Orientation in Eastern High Plains of Algeria, Cattle Farming System in Algerian Semi-Arid Region

Lounis Semara; Charefeddine Mouffok; Toufik Madani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 237-244

Abstract
  This study was an attempt to devise productive orientations of cattle herds in eastern high plains of Algeria. In this regard, 165 farms randomly identified were investigated. The selection of breeders was based to existence of cattle on the farm, and the farmer proposed to investigation must have at ...  Read More

4. An Investigation into Credit Receipt and Enterprise Performance among Small Scale Agro Based Enterprises in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Ubon Asuquo Essien; Chukwuemeka John Arene; Noble Jackson Nweze

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 245-258

Abstract
  The study was designed to analyze credit receipt and enterprise performance by small scale agro based enterprises in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was adopted in selecting 264 agro based enterprises and 96 agro based enterprises that accessed informal and formal credit ...  Read More

5. Investigation of the Potential Market and Estimation of WTP for Insurance of Pistachio Tree Trunk (Case Study Rafsanjan-Iran)

Mostafa Baniasadi; Saeed Yazdani; Habib Allah Salami

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 259-267

Abstract
  Capacity of garden productions in Iran is such that is accounted as a country that produces thirteen garden products in the world but despite excellent condition in Iran for producing garden products, natural disasters damage production of fruits in the country therefore farmers incur a loss. Pistachio ...  Read More

6. The Economic and Welfare Effects of Different irrigation Water Pricing Methods, Case study of khomein Plain in Markazi Province of Iran

Gholamreza Zamanian; Mehdi Jafari; Shahram Saeedian

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 269-280

Abstract
  The scarcity of water resources and supply resources limitation, have caused an increasing gap between water supply and demand specially in recent decades in almost all regions of the globe. One of the best known solutions proposed by the economists is using the different water pricing approaches thereby ...  Read More

7. Research Performance of Agriculture Faculty Members: A Comparative Study at West Part of Iran

Nematollah Shiri; Nader Naderi; Ahmad Rezvanfar

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 281-288

Abstract
  Based on personal and professional characteristics, the present study compares the research performance among faculty members of agricultural colleges in west part of Iran. The statistical population of this study consisted of all faculty members in the agricultural colleges of universities of Ilam, ...  Read More

8. Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Adoption of Energy–Saving Technologies among Smallholder Farmers: The Case of West Pokot County, Kenya

Andiema Chesang Everlyne; Nkurumwa Oywaya Agnes; Amudavi Mulama David

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2013, Pages 289-301

Abstract
  Fuel wood provides the main source of energy for cooking and space heating for over 80 percent of households living in Kenya. The heavy reliance on the biomass energy has exerted an imbalance in demand and supply consequently resulting in adverse environmental effects in Kenya. As part of innovation ...  Read More