Strategic Planning for Urban Agriculture Development by SWOT (Case Study: Dogonbadan city of GACHSARAN

Document Type : Research Paper



Introduction and purpose: Urban agriculture development is important due to the increasing population people in the Earth. Urban agriculture development as an important issue need to planning. So, the purpose of this study is to formulate development strategies for urban agriculture.
Method: The goal of this research is the applicability and method of data collection is survey and control of the experiment. The Study populations are municipality staff in Dogonbadan City of GACHSARAN that is 129 people. The city's geographical position 50 ° 20 'east longitude and 30 degrees 20 minutes north latitude, the average altitude is 709 meters above sea level.The method of data collection was done in two stages, the first stage semi-structured interview method use for identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and second stage questionnaire were survey. The sample size was determined 97 by Morgan Table. Then, SWOT method use to analyze strengths and weaknesses and the opportunities and threats.
Result: The result of this research showed in two table of   internal and external factors and 36 strategies were presented that can help urban agriculture development.
Conclusion: The results showed that the organization cannot responded to opportunities and threats, previous strategies is inappropriate for urban agriculture development. Then, Change in Strategy is necessary.