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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The aim of this feasibility study is determination of suitable zones for rainfed wheat cultivation in Fars province, south of Iran. Climatic variables including humidity, rainfall, and temperature along with elevation were employed to determine the suitable areas for wheat cultivation using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) approach. The study results revealed that, from dryland cultivation point of view, the province can be regionalized into four zones i.e. andlsquo;very suitableandrsquo;, andlsquo;suitableandrsquo;, andlsquo;averageandrsquo;, and andlsquo;non suitableandrsquo;. Based on the results, the andlsquo;very suitableandrsquo; areas are mostly located in the west and south west of the province (Lamerd, Shiraz and Doroudzan stations), covering an area of 3,429,000 hectares, about % 28 of the total area of the province.