Studying Effects of Consumed Fertilizer on Sustainable Rural Development by using AHP Method

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Generally, sustainable development is regarded as a strategy for improving social and economic life of rural people. Increasing poverty and class discrimination in addition to ever-growing destruction of natural resources and cultural challenges is among fundamental problems at national and local level and is center of attention of policy makers in the field of development. This research is performed by descriptive-survey method with the purpose of studying effect of different fertilizers on sustainable rural development of Islamshahr city by using AHP method (Analytic Hierarchy Process). Results of research show that the Environmental, Managerial, Economic, Social and Institutional criterions with value of 0.353, 0.293, 0.175, 0.1, 0.081 are at first to fifth priority. In the sub-criterion section the Soil Protection, Correct Management of Opportunities and Limitations of Agriculture for Sustainable Agriculture, Correct Application of Chemical Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture, criterions with value of 0.184, 0.154 and 0.139 are at first to third level.

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