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Evaluating Alternative Farming Systems: A Fuzzy Madm Approach

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  • Marks, Leonie A.
  • Dunn, Elizabeth G.

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This paper develops a decision support method that integrates measures of achievement in the economic, environmental, and social aspects of farming. The decision support method combines multiple attribute decision making (MADM) with fuzzy logic. The fuzzy MADM model fully ranks decision alternatives relative to the preferences of decision makers and overcomes several problems inherent in other MADM approaches. It is concluded that fuzzy MADM can improve decision making on the farm.

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  • Marks, Leonie A. & Dunn, Elizabeth G., 1999. "Evaluating Alternative Farming Systems: A Fuzzy Madm Approach," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21642, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21642
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