Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.
Department of Economics, Zabol University, Zabol, Iran.
Department of Agricultural Economics, Payame Noor University (PNU), Zahedan, Iran.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.
his research is an attempt to determine the agronomic plan, shadow price and final value with an emphasis on optimization of water use in five main agricultural regions of Kerman province (Kerman, Baft, Bardsir, Bam, and Jiroft) and five crops (wheat, barley, potato, onion, and tomato). Analysis was based on three scenarios: (i) current planting conditions, (ii) profit maximization considering the constraints of required water and land, and (iii) profit maximization considering the constraints including land and local consumption constraint. The results revealed that when water and land constraints are applied (Scenario 2), wheat and barley are eliminated from the planting pattern, but other crops gain more planting area. Under the application of all constraints (Scenario 3), barley is eliminated from the planting pattern, but other crops will not have changes in cultivation area.