1. Farmers’ Attitude toward the Soil Conservation Practices in the Kushk-Abad Catchment Basins in the Province of Khorasan Razavi, Iran

Bahram Mohammadi Golrang; S.H.R Sadeghi; Ali Vahedi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 71-82

Abstract
  The purpose of this study is to assess Farmers’ attitude toward the soil conservation practices in the Kushk-Abad catchment basins in the province of Khorasan Razavi. A sample of 200 farmers was randomly selected from 1200 farmers living in Kardeh catchment basin. Data collection was done through ...  Read More

2. Effect of Urbanization on Agricultural Production in Abia State

Onwuchekwa Raphael Iheke; Ukandu Ihuoma

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 83-89

Abstract
  This study examined the effect of urbanization on agricultural production in Abia State. Specifically, it categorized the land tenancy status of the farmers, analyzed the effect of urbanization on agricultural productivity and identified the constraints to agricultural productivity. Multistage random ...  Read More

3. Factors affecting the Market Development of Aquatics and Products Processed from them (Case Study: Sarpolzahab Township)

Mohammd Bagher Arayesh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 91-99

Abstract
  The main purpose of the present study was to investigate effective factors of the market development of aquatics and products processed from them. The present research was applied research. Also, it was quantity research and in terms of the method of collecting data was a survey research. The Statistical ...  Read More

4. Barriers the Success of Water Users Cooperatives in Dashte Azadegan and Hoveyzeh Townships, Khuzestan Province, Iran

Keyvan Torfi; Ahmad Reza Ommani; Cyrus Salmanzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 101-106

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was identified barriers to the successof water users' cooperatives in Dashte Azadegan and Hoveyzeh Townships, Khuzestan Province, Iran. This research was an applied study and the research method was descriptive. Members of water users' cooperatives considered as statistical ...  Read More

Rural and Agricultural Sociology
5. Comparative Benefits of Mobile Telephone in Selected Rural and Urban Locations of Obio/Akpor Local Government

Franklin Nlerum; Anthony Nnodim

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 107-117

Abstract
  The study comparatively identified the benefits of mobile telephone to users in selected rural and urban locations in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 60 rural and 60 urban phone users to have a total sample ...  Read More

Extension of Sustainability
6. Constraints to Farmers Willingness to Pay for Private Irrigation Delivery in Nandom, Ghana

Yussif K; Obeng F K; Hudu Zakaria

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 119-124

Abstract
  The study investigated the constraints to farmers’ intention to pay for private irrigation in Nandom District, Ghana. Using a key informant interviews and semi-structured questionnaires, the study collected data from 236 farmers. Data was analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics. Kendall ...  Read More

Extension Planning
7. Poultry Farm Characteristics and Poultry Farmers’ Perception of Farm Succession Planning in Southwest, Nigeria

O. O Arowolo; A. A Ogunronbi; S. O Apantaku; S. O Adeogun

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 125-133

Abstract
  Intergenerational succession aims at the renewal of family farm and addresses the problem of increasing aged population of principal farm owners. This study assessed poultry farm characteristics and poultry farmers’ perception of farm succession planning in southwest Nigeria. A multistage sampling ...  Read More

Extension of Sustainability
8. Factor Analyses the Management Skills in Development of Organic Agriculture in West Azerbaijan Province Farms

Solieman Rasouliazar; Maryam Sadeghi; Nouraldin Shayesteh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 135-144

Abstract
  Organic agriculture, sometimes called biological or ecological agriculture, combines traditional conservation-minded farming methods with modern farming technologies .The purpose of this research was to identify management skills in development of Organic Agriculture in West Azerbaijan Province (Iran) ...  Read More