International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Appropriate Policy Options for Sustainable Agriculture As Perceived
Karim Naderi Mahdei*, Seyed Mahmoud Hosseini, Khalil Kalantari and Ali Asadi
Department of Agriculture Extension and Education, Faculty of Economy and Agricultural Development, University of Tehran
In this area, many factors threaten the sustainability of agriculture. Some of these factors are: degradation of rangelands, increasing use of chemical inputs, soil erosion, depletion of soil nutrients and quality, pollution of ground and surface water, converting the arable land, low income, farmer poverty and deprivation, lack of job and farm household security, youth immigration, and social tensions. So, one of the important measures is formulation appropriate policy for agricultural development programs.
Keywords: Sustainable agriculture, Social and ecological sustainability, Sustainability policies, socially constructed policies, Qualitative research, Iran