Document Type : Research Paper
Associate Prof., Agricultural Planning, Economic and Rural Development Research Institute (APERDRI), Tehran, Iran.
Assistant Prof., Agricultural Planning, Economic and Rural Development Research Institute (APERDRI), Tehran, Iran.
Assistant Prof., Rural Development Group, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
The small size and dispersion of the land and the continuation of fragmentation due to reasons such as the inheritance law are issues that have become widespread since the forties and have been one of the main problems of the agricultural sector to be small and scattered over the past 40 years. Agricultural corporations have succeeded in some areas as a type of land use planning system to assist in land consolidation, and in some cases failed. The main purpose of this research was to identify the weaknesses, strengths, threats and opportunities of establishing agricultural corporations, ranking the problems and obstacles faced by these companies and prioritizing their development strategies in South Khorasan Province. In order to achieve the research goals using quantitative and qualitative method, after analyzing the SWOT analysis approach, prioritizing the challenges and development strategies of agricultural corporations. Given the score of internal factors (points of strengths and weaknesses) and external factors (points of opportunity and threat) that were 2.43 and 2.51 respectively, An appropriate strategy for improving the efficiency of Agricultural corporations, an appropriate strategy, is to review long-term corporate plans based on overcoming internal weaknesses by relying on the use of external opportunities. The most important weaknesses in this matrix, given the advantages offered, are inappropriate location of crop companies that need to be considered when setting up these companies. Agricultural corporations need to focus on aspects of innovation through thought capital while focusing on processable products.