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Table 5 Suggested strategies

From: Agricultural mechanization, a key to food security in developing countries: strategy formulating for Iran

Suggested strategies

1. Considering the relative advantages of producing and planning for the development of food and international trade

5. Producing or importing agricultural machinery and new technologies, according to their suitability with the conditions of the country, along with strengthening of the supply chain and maintenance service

2. Energy management, moving toward clean energies and improving energy indicators

6. Investing in agricultural research and development and the use of biotechnology and modern knowledge

3. Modifying consumption patterns by replacing high-yield products in the household basket

7. Modifying Iran’s cultivation pattern based on the state of the country’s production resources with attention to the state of the country’s water resources

4. Injecting proper financial investment to the agricultural sector

8. Employing graduates directly in the agricultural sector