Department of Extension and Rural Development

Due to importance of food security, self-sufficiency in producing and exporting agricultural products in the country, training the use of new technologies to farmers through informal training methods in accordance with the rural community’s culture have important role in order to increase production and optimal exploitation of the inputs. In this regard, the mission of the Department of Extension and Rural Development is education of experts who are familiar with the characteristics of rural communities and planning and extension planning skills in order to design and implement appropriate and influential programs of agricultural and rural development so as to promote agricultural production and rural residents’ life and well-being.
Establishment of the Department of Extension and Rural Development was approved by the honorable Board of Directors of Tabriz University in 2010. In 2013, it separated the Department of Agricultural Economics and started its educational and research activities by admitting M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Rural Development program (Agricultural Development Sub-major). At present, the Department admits M.Sc. students in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension & Education, and Ph.D. students in Rural Development. The programs were set up as explained below:
1-­ M.Sc. in Rural Development, Agricultural Development sub-major since the second semester of 2006-2007.
2-­ M.Sc. in Agricultural Extension and Education since the second semester of 2012-2013.
3-­ Ph.D. in Agricultural Development since the second semester of 2012-2013.

 

Shapour Zarifian
Associate Professor
Department of Extension and Rural Development
zarifian@tabrizu.ac.ir
+98 41 3339 2022

Hossein Raheli
Associate Professor
Department of Extension and Rural Development
h.rahel@tabrizu.ac.ir
+98 41 3339 2022

Hossein Kohestani
Assistant Professor
Department of Extension and Rural Development
h.koohi@tabrizu.ac.ir
+98 41 3339 2022

Hossein Yadavar
Assistant Professor
Department of Extension and Rural Development
h-yadavar@tabrizu.ac.ir
+98 41 3339 2022