The major reason for shifting from current unsustainable land use to pistachio cultivation for local farmers must be economic profit. That is why everybody can calculate and proof that pistachio plantations are more profitable then wheat production or livestock on that lands.

Experts from NGO «Krass» updated cost-benefit analysis for 2014. You can download Excel file and based on the description calculate costs and benefits. You can change input data according to your case.

excel  Cost-benefit analysis.