Document Type : Original Research


1 Respectively Ph.D. student in Economics of International Branch of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Professor of Economics of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

3 Associate Professor, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources


 Regarding the current situation of the country and importance role of the rural community in balanced development and also due to the problems and issues which this society is facing to, rural sustainable development seems necessary. This study aims to investigate agricultural sustainability development as a case study in Kashmar village and classifies villages in three sustainable, unsustainable and semi sustainable. Statistics and information were collected from the department of agriculture and data collected by 187 questionnaires from farmers and 14 questionnaires from experts 2008-9 and 2012-13. In order to assess the sustainability, economic, social and environmental indicators have been used. Calculating indicators and giving weight to each indicator, agreement programming approach was used to classify villages in each rural district. The results showed that during the studied period, sustainable development indicators have been improved in villages and rural areas have proceeded to the world sustainable development.