عنوان مقاله [English]
Considering the importance of zoning the provinces for the purposeful production of agricultural products, the aim of this study was regimentation of provinces based on the physical advantages of wheat production and its fluctuation during 1943-2013. Taxonomy method was used to rank the provinces in rainfed and irrigated wheat. The results showed that according to the scale advantage index (SAI) and efficiency advantage index (EAI) and their fluctuations, for 30 years, Kermanshah province had the best rank for producing irrigated wheat and Kohgiluyeh and Buyer-Ahmad, Markazi, Lorestan, Golestan, North Khorasan and Ilam provinces were in second group. Mazandaran and especially Guilan provinces were classified in the last group for producing wheat. For rainfed wheat, Kurdistan, Razavi Khorasan, Western Azerbaijan, Kermanshah, Hamedan and Zanjan provinces had the best rank and Guilan, Markazi, Sistan and Baluchistan and Khuzestan provinces were classified in the last group. Finally, template national map of wheat production advantage was presented as a criterion for allocating support and policy making in the future.