Volume 23, Issue 4 (winter 2020)                   JWSS 2020, 23(4): 285-297 | Back to browse issues page

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1. Department of Natural Ecosystems, Hamoun International Wetland Research Institute, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran. , v.rahdary@gmail.com
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In this study, to evaluate the rain- fed land capability in the west of Gavkhooni basin and Plasjn sub- basin, a multi- criteria evaluation method was used. First, by reviewing the literature and expert knowledge, proper data were determined. Criteria and constraint were standardized by Fuzzy and Boolean methods repeatedly and the criteria weights were determined using the analytic hierarchy process. Calculated weights showed that soil and climate criteria with 0.27 and 0.26 had the highest weights among other criteria. Criteria and constraints were combined by considering criteria weights and using the weighted linear combination method; then the rain- fed land capability model was prepared. By re- classing the prepared model, the rain- fed land capability map was produced in 6 capability classes. The results showed that 178430 hectares of the study area was related to very high and high rain- fed capability classes. To determine the rain-fed agriculture sustainability, rain- fed agriculture locations were determined in each land rain- fed capability map. The results showed that 19686 hectares of rain- fed areas were located in high and very high capability and 5999 hectares were the in lower classes.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2018/11/28 | Accepted: 2019/05/21 | Published: 2020/02/29

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