Dealing with Multiple Objectives in Agriculture

  • Kiyotada Hayashi
Part of the International Series In Operations Research amp; Mana book series (ISOR, volume 99)

This chapter reviews the multicriteria analysis applied to the selection problems in agricultural systems. It also discusses life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) from the decision analytic framework. Special attention is paid to the attributes (evaluation criteria) used for evaluating agricultural systems by considering their impacts on the environment. Problem structuring in decision analysis, which is related to the definition of impact categories in LCIA, is also discussed to construct multiple objectives suitable for agri-environmental decision making.


Life Cycle Assessment Geographical Information System Impact Category Agricultural System Multiple Objective 


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  • Kiyotada Hayashi
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  1. 1.National Agricultural Research CenterTsukubaJapan

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