1. Study of the Effects of Globalization on Iranian Caviar Export

Abolghasem Barghandan; Kamran Barghandan; Mohammadreza Naeemi; Abdolghafoor Mohammadzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 189-195

Abstract
  Globalization is integration of national economies in global economy and infers on increasing the flow of goods and services. In this study the consequences of globalization were studied through the analysis of Level of International Trade index (LIT) in the caviar export equation. The required data ...  Read More

2. Determining Comparative Advantages of Corn in Optimal Cultivation Pattern

Samaneh Abedi; Gholam Reza Peykani; Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 197-206

Abstract
  The purpose of this study is to investigate comparative advantages of corn in comparison with other competitor crops. To do so, Linear Programming, to 2004-2005 data related to classic index (DRC) in Kermanshah province was applied. Results showed that corn has comparative advantages in all regions of ...  Read More

3. Implication of Micronutrients in Agriculture and Health with Special Reference to Iron and Zinc

M. Govindaraj; P. Kannan; P. Arunachalam

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 207-220

Abstract
  The green revolution fulfilled the food demand of crowded millions. From the time of green revolution to till date high yielding and fertilizer responsive varieties have evolved to increase the production per unit area. To improve the productivity only major nutrients are concentrated almost in all crops. ...  Read More

4. Integration of Natural Resource Management in the Primary Education Curriculum in Kenya

Michael G. Kanyi; Tom Vandenbosch; Fredrick U. Ngesa; Joash K. Kibett; George Muthaa

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 221-228

Abstract
  The Farmers of the Future (FoF) initiative implemented a programme of integrating natural resources management in the basic education curriculum. The purpose of the study was to document activities and determine the effects of FoF programme on primary school learners’ perceptions towards natural ...  Read More

5. Family Income and Cash Flow of Rural Households in South East Nigeria: A Comparative and Gender – Based Analysis

Olajide O. Adeola; W. Doppler

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 229-239

Abstract
  This study focused on the income generating capacity of farm family’s own resources and examined the vulnerability to financial risk among the remote and peri-urban farming systems of Imo state. Primary data was collected using the farming and rural systems approach to randomly select and interview ...  Read More

6. Investigating Agricultural Productivity Growth and Convergence in Iran and Eastern African Countries

Maryam Shokoohi; Mohammad Kavoosi Kalashami; Farzad Serajzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 241-245

Abstract
  The issue of convergence or divergence of productivity has important policy for regional poverty reduction and increasing standards of living. If productivity converges to a common level without intervention, there is little need for explicit policies in lagging regions to promote catch up. On the other ...  Read More

7. Effect of Socio-economic Factors on Fish Catch in Lower Ogun River, Isheri-olofin and Ihsasi, Ogun State, Nigeria

Nafisat Bolatito Ikenweiwe; Adekule Adedoyin Idowu; Nathanael Akinsafe Bamidele; Otubusin Samuel; Eunice Oluremi Fadipe

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 247-257

Abstract
  This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of socioeconomic factors on fish catch around the Lower Ogun River in Isheri-Olofin area (downstream) and Ishasi (upstream). Two hundred and fifty (250) respondents were randomly sampled. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and chisquare. ...  Read More

8. Shocks and Coping Strategies of Rural Households: Evidence from Ogo-Oluwa Local Government, Oyo State, Nigeria

Seyi Olalekan Olawuyi; Olapade-Ogunwole Fola; Raufu Mufutau Oyedapo

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 259-266

Abstract
  Rural households in Nigeria are vulnerable to shock because of their limited capacity to make informed decision on secured coping strategies which is further aggravated by some households’ specific socio-economic characteristics. Attempts were made to identify shocks being faced by households’ ...  Read More