Organic farming and multi-criteria decisions: an economic survey

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Organic food production is a sphere where decision making is multi-facetted and complex. This applies to producers, political decision makers and consumers alike. This paper provides an overview of the economic methods that can aid such multi criteria decision making. We first provide an outline of the many different Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) techniques available and their relative advantages and disadvantages. In addition, theoretical and practical problems related to the use of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) and MCA respectively are briefly discussed. We then review the MCA literature on case studies on organic farming. Based on this review we provide directional markers for future research where MCA may possibly be applied and adapted in order to provide useful knowledge and support for decision makers in the context of organic farming.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2012
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe 10th European IFSA Symposium - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 1 Jul 20124 Jul 2012
Conference number: 10


ConferenceThe 10th European IFSA Symposium

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