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Incorporating Multiple Objectives In Planning Models Of Low-Resource Farmers


  • Flinn, John C.
  • Jayasuriya, Sisira
  • Knight, C. Gregory


Linear goal programming provides a means of formally incorporating the multiple goals of a household into the analysis of farming systems. Using this approach, the set of plans which come as close as possible to achieving a set of desired goals under conditions of land and cash scarcity are derived for a Filipino tenant farmer. A challenge in making LGP models empirically operational is the accurate definition of the goals of the farm household being modelled.

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  • Flinn, John C. & Jayasuriya, Sisira & Knight, C. Gregory, 1980. "Incorporating Multiple Objectives In Planning Models Of Low-Resource Farmers," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 24(1), pages 1-11, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:23062
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.23062

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    4. Fleming, Euan M. & Hardaker, J. Brian, 1993. "Micro-Level Approaches to Analysing Rural Development Problems," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 61(02), pages 1-14, August.
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