عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Today, by a day-to-day increase in the population, the need to provide more foodstuffs for the human societies becomes more noticeable, which then causes an extra overload on natural resources. Therefore, recognizing the capabilities of natural fields and resources seems a necessary concern in producing special crops.
Saffron as the most precious agricultural and medicinal product in the world, is one of the plants that according to its resistance against dryness, needing less amount of water, lack of putrefying and such effects as creating jobs and high income for the country especially in Khoräsän Razavi province has made the farmers in rural areas head toward it, since the natural potentials of the fields of Käshmar are really suitable for this plant.
In this study, it is proved that the role of saffron in rural development of Käshmar township is essential and important; and it follows by suggesting the necessary strategies for a systematic planting of this product and creating a regular system for trade and export, which finally causes an increase in creating jobs, and enhancing the life style in the rural areas of the region. This also can bring about the stable rural development which is important in fixing the population in rural communities and preventing the emigration to the cities.