Multicriteria Analysis in Agriculture

Current Trends and Recent Applications

  • Julio Berbel
  • Thomas Bournaris
  • Basil Manos
  • Nikolaos Matsatsinis
  • Davide Viaggi

Part of the Multiple Criteria Decision Making book series (MCDM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nicolas R. Dalezios, Kostas Mitrakopoulos, Basil Manos
    Pages 1-42
  3. Stefano Targetti, Anastasio J. Villanueva, Carlos Parra-López, Davide Viaggi
    Pages 99-132
  4. Carla Caldeira, Luis Dias, Fausto Freire, Dimitris Kremmydas, Stelios Rozakis
    Pages 133-149
  5. J. Gajdoš Kljusurić, A. Jurinjak Tušek, D. Valinger, M. Benković, T. Jurina
    Pages 167-184
  6. María M. Borrego-Marín, L. Riesgo, J. Berbel
    Pages 185-198
  7. Nazaret M. Montilla-López, José A. Gómez-Limón, Carlos Gutiérrez-Martín
    Pages 199-221
  8. Kyvele Constantina Diareme, Theodore Tsiligiridis
    Pages 267-288
  9. Emmanouil Tziolas, Thomas Bournaris, Basil Manos, Stefanos Nastis
    Pages 289-321

About this book


This book outlines the latest trends in the use of multicriteria analysis in agriculture by highlighting recent applications for modeling agricultural decision-making. It introduces specific case studies using multicriteria analysis as a method for selecting multiattribute discrete alternatives or solving multiobjective planning problems. The book is intended for a broad readership, including agricultural and environmental economists, engineers and all scientists whose work involves the management of agricultural resources and decision-making in agriculture.

The methods and applications presented in this book cover decision-making processes in agricultural and environmental contexts. The methodologies described consider multiple criteria simultaneously in a wide range of complex decision-making contexts by taking into account multiple, conflicting criteria. Given the wide range of case studies covered, the book offers a comprehensive guide to decision-making in the agricultural context and beyond.


decision making in agriculture management of agricultural resources management of environmental resources food chain management optimization in agriculture MCDA methods multicriteria analysis in agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Julio Berbel
    • 1
  • Thomas Bournaris
    • 2
  • Basil Manos
    • 3
  • Nikolaos Matsatsinis
    • 4
  • Davide Viaggi
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsUniversity of CordobaCordobaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EconomicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural EconomicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  4. 4.Decision Support Systems LaboratoryTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  5. 5.Department of Agricultural and Food SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76928-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76929-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-0023
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-0031
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