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Title: Sustainable cropping pattern in North Iran: application of fuzzy goal programming
Authors: Joolaie, Ramtin
Sarvestani, Ahmad Abedi
Taheri, Fatemeh
Van Passel, Steven
Azadi, Hossein
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SPRINGER
Citation: Environment, development and sustainability, 19(6), p. 2199-2216
Abstract: Due to the important role that the application of mathematical programming models have in determining optimal cropping patterns, this research presents a sustainable cropping pattern that considers selected economic, environmental, and social goals together. Using a random sampling method, a sample size of 168 farmers was selected in the Sari County, Iran. Our results showed that economic, self-sufficiency, environmental, and social goals have a distinctly different impact on cropping pattern performance. Compared to the current cropping pattern, the gross margins for economic and social goals increased by nearly 11 and 2 %, respectively, and the gross margins for self-sufficiency and environmental goals decreased by nearly 2 and 36 %. Interestingly, it has been found that the performance of the current cropping pattern has an average positive impact of 6 % if economic, self-sufficiency, environmental, and social (employment) goals are realized simultaneously.
Notes: [Joolaie, Ramtin] Gorgan Univ Agr Sci & Nat Resources, Dept Agr Econ, Gorgan, Iran. [Sarvestani, Ahmad Abedi] Gorgan Univ Agr Sci & Nat Resources, Dept Agr Extens & Educ, Gorgan, Iran. [Taheri, Fatemeh] Khuzestan Ramin Agr & Nat Resources Univ, Dept Agr Extens & Educ, Mollasani, Iran. [Van Passel, Steven] Univ Antwerp, Dept Engn Management, Antwerp, Belgium. [Van Passel, Steven; Azadi, Hossein] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Azadi, Hossein] Univ Liege, Econ & Rural Dev, Liege, Belgium. [Azadi, Hossein] Univ Ghent, Dept Geog, Ghent, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25686
DOI: 10.1007/s10668-016-9849-9
ISI #: 000414459300004
ISSN: 1387-585X
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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