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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
All countries including Iran are faced with food security in the field of natural security caused by population growth. These policies are related to rural, agricultural and rural development. Lack of attention to agriculture besides all its losses, bring about instability in rural areas. Thus, to achieve sustainable development, it is essential to notice potential areas and less developed rural settlements. The current study aimed to analyze spatial pattern of agricultural development of rural settlements of Gil Dulab Village of Rezvanshahr City. This research is functional with a descriptive-analytic approach. The population in this study is chosen from rural villages in Gil Dulab (20 villages) in Rezvanshahr. In this study, the agricultural development of rural settlements is analyzed by 6 in 20 overall indicators using VIKOR model and cluster analysis. Shannon entropy method was used for indicators. To analyze the data, SPSS and Excel was used. The results of the study showed that the degree of sustainable agricultural development in the villages under study is different; in that Gil Chalan village (0.048) is considered as the most developed and Bala Mahaleh Siah Balash village (0.988) is known as the least developed village regarding agricultural development. The results obtained from cluster analysis indicated that 3 villages (15%) are developed, 13 villages (65%) are under development and 4 villages (20%) are undeveloped in terms of agricultural development. Considering the current situation, the managers and policy planners should aim at the improvement of agricultural development of the region.