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1- University of Mashhad
2- University of Mashhad , shahnoushi@um.ac.ir
3- Oklahoma State University
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Planning for the agricultural sector requires identifying the limitations and capacities of crops and horticultural production. Many studies have considered one or more dimensions of the agricultural sector; however, few studies have examined the factors affecting the production of crops and horticultural products using the PESTEL analysis method. For this study, data was gathered from 30 provinces in Iran during the period 2008-2016. First, PESTEL analysis variables were identified, and the I-distance method was used to define the weight of each variable. Secondly, the PESTEL analysis dimensions were calculated by combining the variables of each index. Finally, the PESTEL analysis was combined with the econometric model of the spatial 3D panel. The resulting pattern was estimated by taking into account three dimensions, namely: time, province, and type of production (crops and horticulture). The results showed that the indicator environment is the most significant factor in the production of agricultural and horticultural products. Also, the factor investment and the indicator supportive policies are the most limiting factors in the production of crops and horticultural products.
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Agricultural Economics/Agriculture Production and Farm Management
Received: 2019/12/22 | Accepted: 2020/09/19

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