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This paper presents a model for sustainable planning and optimization of agricultural production. The model is a mathematical programming model, based on multicriteria techniques, and is used as a tool for the analysis and simulation of agricultural production plans, as well as for the study of impacts of the various policies in agriculture. The model can achieve the optimum production plan of an agricultural region combining in one utility function different conflicting criteria as the maximization of gross margin and the minimization of fertilizers used, under a set of constraints for land, labour, available capital, common agricultural policy etc. The proposed model was applied to the region of Thessaly, in central Greece. In all prefectures, the optimum production plan achieves greater gross return, les fertilizers use, and less irrigated water use than the existent production plan.

Keywords: sustainable planning ; multicriteria analysis ; optimization of agricultural production

Editor(s): None

Subject(s): Productivity Analysis

Issue Date: 2014

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/173105

Total Pages: 13

Record appears in: Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA) > 2014 Third Congress, June 25-27, 2014, Alghero, Italy





Autor: Chatzinikolaou, Parthena ; Manos, Basil D. ; Kiomourtzi, Fedra

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/173105?ln=en







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