Document Type : Research paper
Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research, Kermanshah Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Kermanshah, Iran
Iran's Kermanshah province is one of the few provinces that have the potential for sustainable development of agriculture, natural resources and employment growth associated with this sector in the face of climate change due to its diverse geological, topographical, climatic, soil, vegetation and geographical conditions. In this context, it is necessary to study the ecotourism potential in relation to different sectors such as horticulture, agriculture, livestock, medicinal plants, soil resources, rivers, forests, pastures and settlement culture at the regional level. This depends on integrated management that focuses on the management system, agricultural financing, effective monitoring, ecotourism facilities, and quality control of agricultural production. However, achieving this goal requires assessing the current situation and resolving management constraints, as well as necessary reforms in these areas to achieve sustainability of crop production and natural resources and entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector of Kermanshah Province, Iran. Due to the insufficient employment situation in the province and the lack of capital resources, the limited resources should be allocated to sectors that have higher employment potential. In this regard, the agricultural sector is a high priority due to its importance to the province's economy and its linkage to other sectors of the economy. Therefore, officials must take measures to solve the problems of this sector and thereby increase production and entrepreneurship in Kermanshah province.
- Ecotourism development, proper agricultural activities are driven forces for entrepreneurship among local inhabitants.
- Sustainable natural resources can be achievement through integrated ecotourism management and providing infrastructures necessary facilities.
- Both proper agricultural activities and ecotourism management lead to combating hazardous off-sites impacts such as flooding, soil erosion, siltation and carbon emission.