Volume 11 (2021)
Volume 10 (2020)
Volume 9 (2019)
Volume 8 (2018)
Volume 7 (2017)
Volume 6 (2016)
Volume 5 (2015)
Volume 4 (2014)
Volume 3 (2013)
Volume 2 (2012)
Volume 1 (2011)
Environmental policy and management
1. Farmers’ Decision-Making Process under Climate Change: Developing a Conceptual Framework

Taher Azizi-Khalkheili; Thomas Aenis; Meysam Menatizadeh; Gholam Hossein Zamani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 1-15

  In recent decades, climate change and frequent droughts have had great impacts on farming systems and have led farmers to become accustomed to these conditions, which are causing problems, especially, for smallholder farmers. With the severe weather events and their adverse effects, especially in arid ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
2. Solutions to Reduce the Vulnerability of Farmers and Beneficiaries of Agricultural Sector to Climate Change

Abdolvahed Kaabi; Kurosh Roosta; Saeed Mohammadzadeh; Reza Baradaran

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 137-159

  Climate change in the Middle East and Iran, as well as the decline in agricultural products and crop lands in Iran over the past 10 years, has attracted the attention of many researchers. Numerous researches have considered economic, environmental, psychological-social, and technical-agricultural damages ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
3. A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability in Agricultural Enterprises in Rural Areas (the Case Study of Kurdistan Province in Iran)

Snour Ahmadi; Hossein Shabanali Fami; Hossein Yadavar; Hossein Kouhestani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2021

  Nowadays, the sustainability evaluation concept of agricultural entrepreneurship has become as one of the most prominent subjects among the researchers and policymakers. Despite the existence of numerous frameworks for assessment, there is no common agreement on selecting sufficient indicators for assessing ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
4. An Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA)-Based Approach to Optimize the Reservoir Storage of the Kahir Dam

Ali Sardar Shahraki; Somayeh Emami

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 207-218

  Water scarcity, especially in Iran and during the recent droughts, emphasizes the importance of achieving an optimal operation policy for large dam reservoirs. In the last two decades, the annual optimization of dam reservoirs under controlled conditions, as well as climatic and real conditions, has ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
5. Factors Affecting Biomass Energy Utilization by Small Holder Farmers in Iran

Seyedeh Marzieh Razeghi; Hossein Shabanali Fami; Rohollah Rezaei

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 45-57

  The main purpose of this survey was to assess biomass production and use as a source of energy by smallholders in Tafresh County located in Markazi Province, Iran. A descriptive survey method was used for data collection. The statistical population consisted of 2,470 smallholders. A sample size of 300 ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
6. Role of Conservative Agriculture in the Sustainability of Soil Structure in Achieving Sustainable Management

Sahar Doaei; Ebrahim Pazira; Shahla Mahmoodi; Ali Mohammadi Torkashvand

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 59-69

  Conservative agriculture is considered an alternative to tackle the need for increased agricultural production based on sustainable agriculture activities with the aim of increasing production and product stability along with preserving the environment. Tillage is one of the most important factors affecting ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
7. Factors Affecting Energy Consumption in the Agricultural Sector of Iran: The Application of ARDL-FUZZY

Maryam Ziaabadi; Mohammadreza Zare Mehrjerdi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 293-305

  Given the unlimited needs of mankind and the limited resources available, human beings have always been thinking about how to use the available resources and facilities optimally. Energy plays an important role in economic activities and it is of great importance in agriculture. Over the past four decades, ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
8. Effect of Climate Change Dimensions on Agricultural Entrepreneurial Opportunities Recognition

Mojgan Khoshmaram; Nematollah Shiri; Moslem Savari

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 307-318

  Climate change is one of the most important challenges of the current century, affecting agriculture more than other ones, an entrepreneur farmer perceives environmental challenges and changes as an opportunity. In this regard, this study aims to analyze the effects of climate change dimensions on Entrepreneurial ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
9. 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

  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

Environmental policy and management
10. 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

  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

Environmental policy and management
11. 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

  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

Environmental policy and management
12. A Comparative Analysis of Behavioral Theories towards Farmers’ Water Conservation

Naser Valizadeh; Masoud Bijani; Dariush Hayati

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-10

  According to experts, the inefficient agricultural sector has a dominant role in degrading water resources all over the world. Farmers’ conservational behavior is an important aspect of new integrated water management studies. Relevantly, various behavioral theories have been proposed in the field ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
13. Factors Affecting Students’ Value Co-creation to Institutionalize Sustainability in Academic Structure: The Case of Iranian Agricultural and Natural Resources’ Universities

Feyzallah Monavvarifard; Masoud Baradaran; Bahman Khosravipour

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 45-54

  Value co-creation process as a mutual interaction between individuals is a key issue across the management network. Recently, studies have placed a special emphasis on people’s interaction in order to accomplish value co-creation. Given that the process of experience exchange enables us to identify ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
14. Influencing Factors on Adoption of Organic Farming from the Perspective of Horticulturists in Sari County, Iran

Reza Dinpanah

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 441-449

  The aim of this study was to determine influencing factors on adoption of organic farming in Sari County, Iran. The methodological approach of this study was descriptive-correlation. The research population consisted of 18830 horticulturists in Sari County, which was selected using stratified randomizing ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
15. Ranking Rural Livelihood Capitals in the Central District of Dena county: the Application of Analytic Network Process (ANP)

Zeinab Sharifi; Mehdi Nooripoor

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 137-147

  Sustainable Livelihoods Approach emerged in the 1980s as a new analytical approach in the field of rural development inwhich the rural livelihood capitals form the basis of the villagers' empowerment and their ability to get involved in their own individual and social destiny. This study ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
16. Innovation in the Agro-Food Sector: from Technical Innovation-Centred Approaches to Sustainability Transition Processes

Hamid El Bilali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 201-218

  Innovation is a complex phenomenon and process involving translation of knowledge into new techniques, products, services. It is considered crucial for sustainable agriculture development and achievement of long-term food security. The review describes the diversity of innovation and relates it to agro-food ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
17. Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Peanut Production on the Basis of Increasing 2oC Temperature in Future Environmental Conditions of Guilan Province, Iran

Seyyed Ali Noorhosseini; Afshin Soltani; Hossein Ajamnoroozi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 257-273

  To evaluate the effect of climate change on peanut production in Northern Iran on the basis of 2oC rise in temperature, a study was conducted using the SSM-Peanut. The simulation was done based on the long-term data obtained from synoptic stations in Guilan including Anzali, Astara, Kiashahr (Astaneh ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
18. Food Losses and Waste: A Global Overview with a Focus on Near East and North Africa Region

Sinisa Berjan; Roberto Capone; Philipp Debs; Hamid El Bilali

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-16

  Food losses refer to edible food mass decrease throughout the human food chain. Food losses occurring at consumption stage are called food waste. Food Losses and Waste (FLW) represent one of the most critical social, economic and ecological challenges facing humanity, besides being also an ethical issue. ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
19. The Slow Food Model: A Road for Small-Scale Productions in a Globalised Market

Michele Fonte Francesco

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 17-23

  The paper presents the articulated strategy of valorization, implemented by the international movement called Slow Food in Italy and abroad in order to reconsider the concept of agricultural profitability. In particular, the paper suggests profitability lays on the value markets recognize to agricultural ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
20. An Investigation into Income Distribution in Zanjan Province: A Case Study of Rural Households in Abhar ‍County

Mostafa Teimoori; Nina Rajaee; Mohammad hadi Hajian

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 489-496

  The present study aims to investigate income distribution in Zanjan Province, for which the statistics of cost-income of the households in rural areas of Abhar County were used. They were available in the Statistical Center of Iran. In order to measure income distribution, the indicators of Lorenz curve, ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
21. Analysis of Effective Solutions in the Field of Waste Management in Municipalities

Amir Nouri; Solieman Rasouliazar; Lorence Anvieh Takieh

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 313-323

  The main purpose of this study was to analyze the effective solutions in the field of waste management in municipalities. The statistical population in this survey –based study consisted of the citizens that lived in Orumiyeh city in West Azerbaijan Province. By using Cochran formula, sample size ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
22. Organic Agriculture: Food for Future Green Consumers in Iran

Yalda Rahmati Ghofrani; Mohammad Taleghani; Ebrahim Chirani

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 179-189

  The aim of this paper was investigating the effects of organic knowledge, perceived consequences, subjective norms,price, and green trust, perceived consumer effectiveness, availability, relative advantage, and organic purchase intention on organic purchase behavior among Iranian consumers ...  Read More

23. Development and Validation of Sustainable Aquaculture Indicators: Case of Alborz Dam Basin, Mazandaran, Iran

Ehsan Gholifar; Enayat Abbasi; Gholamreza Pezeshki Rad; Hassan Salehi; Abdolmotalleb Rezaei

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 191-199

  The present study was conducted to examine the development and validation of sustainable indicators related to aquaculture as a social-ecological system. By reviewing the literature, it was found about 148 indicators related to sustainable aquaculture in economic (market-oriented and responsive aquaculture, ...  Read More

Environmental policy and management
24. Impact of Energy Subsidies Elimination on Technology Gap Ratio in Cucumber Production

Reza Esfanjari kenari; Zohre Karami; Seyadeh Sedighe Ahmadzade

Volume 7, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 237-244

  This paper presents an analysis of technical efficiency and technology gap ratio (TGR) in greenhouse cucumber in Fars Province, Iran. Cucumber production was chosen for this study for the reason that greenhouse productions in this provincemainly have focused on this product. The data used ...  Read More

Education and training
25. Rice Farmers’ Behaviors and Attitudes toward Agricultural Extension Programs in Healthy Food Production (Case of Lahijan and Amlash Counties, Northern Iran)

Fatemeh Askary Bozayeh; Fathollah Keshavarzshal; Zahra MojibHaghghadam; Parisa Shahinrokhsar

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 37-46

  This study­aimed to explain thebehavior and attitudes of farmersin the adoption ofIntegrated Pest­­­Management (IPM) technologiesinrice fields. The main instrument ofresearch was a questionnaire whose validitywas confirmed bya panel of professorsandexecutive experts, and its reliabilitywas ...  Read More