عنوان مقاله [English]
The main purpose of the present study was to define an appropriate Farming System which provides environmental sustainability of agricultural activities in Ilam province in "ILam province". Regarding the purpose, the present research is an applied – developmental study. The population includes experts. The sampling of the experts was carried out via Nonprobability Sampling (Purposive and Chained). Two questionnaires were designed to serve as the major research instruments. Face and content validity was applied to determine the validity and Cronbach coefficient Alpha and consistency coefficient were applied to determine the inconsistency coefficient of the questionnaires. Descriptive statistics were used To achieve pre-determined purpose of the study. The procedures, all, were performed by spss 18 software. For multiple criteria Decision Making (MCDM), Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) were applied for the decision making stage. The required statistics were carried out by the use of ES2000 software. Sustainability criteria were firstly recognized with the aid of the secondary documents. The Farming Systems were lying in the range of private, cooperative produce, rental, and share cropping. The results of this study demonstrated that the cooperative is the most useful Farming System in the environmental sustainability of agricultural activities.