عنوان مقاله [English]
Multifunctional agricultural development as a new approach to sustainable development requires a process model that can explain the factors affecting its development in a step-by-step manner. The purpose of this study is to design a process model of MFA development in Dehloran Township (Ilam province) using an interpretive structural modeling approach. The study population was purposefully selected from 10 multifunctional agricultural experts in one of the western regions of Iran, Dehloran Township. Data were collected using in-depth and semi-structured interviewin and content analysis with the help of MAX-QDA software in six steps of ISM technique, MFA development steps, determining the level of factors, internal relationships between each of the effective factors and designing a process model were performed. According to the obtained results, the development of multifunctional agriculture requires the implementation of government support policies, strengthening the infrastructure and improving the economic situation in the first place. In fact, by being in the fourth group of the MICMAC classification, these factors acted as the root and at the lowest level of the ISM model, among which, the factor of government support policies became the basis of the model affecting the implementation of extensible functions in agriculture. Then, by creating economic prosperity, which had a lot of guidance and dependence. The process model can be used as a guide and roadmap for policymakers and managers of agricultural development in order to plan for the development of multifunctional agricultural systems and achieve sustainable development in accordance with regional conditions To be placed.