Document Type : Research paper
Department of Geography and Rural Planning, Rural Orientation, Najafabad branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran
Department of Rural Planning, Rural Orientation, Najafabad Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Department of Rural Planning, Shahinshahr Payame Noor University, Isfahan, Iran
Since rural areas are the main part of the national development of any country, so the sustainable development of the country depends on rural sustainability, as a subsystem of that country. This study aims to answer the question about the optimal rural development strategy in Sirik rural area has been done in order to identify the best development strategy for sustainable development and by prioritizing other strategies facilitate the planning of sustainable rural development in the mentioned region (Sirik township of Hormozgan Province- Iran). Present research is an applied study, and the methodology is a descriptive-analytical method in which field and library studies based on questionnaire usage. In order to evaluate the role of strategic management in the sustainable development of the Sirik township, AHP has been used. SWOT was carried out in order to prioritize internal (pros and cons) and external (threats and opportunities) factors. Results demonstrated that not only economic factors contribute to the progression of rural sustainable development, but also other factors including social, Physical-spatial, and environmental factors take a role in the sustainable development of Sirik township. People's participation in strategic sustainability programs is vital in the sustainability of Sirik township.
- Economic factors contribute to the progression of rural sustainable development.
- Other factors, including social, Physical spatial and environmental factors, take a role in the sustainable development of Sirik province.
- People participation in strategic sustainability programs is vital in the sustainability of Sirik province.