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Resources 2018, 7(4), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources7040074

The PROMETHEE Framework for Comparing the Sustainability of Agricultural Systems

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Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University, Suite 2150, 88 The Pond Road, Toronto, ON M3J 2S5, Canada
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Conflict Analysis Group, Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
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Centre for International Governance Innovation and Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2, Canada
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Received: 24 August 2018 / Revised: 31 October 2018 / Accepted: 9 November 2018 / Published: 13 November 2018
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Abstract

The PROMETHEE (Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment Evaluation) method is applied to five different types of agricultural systems in coastal Bangladesh in order to rank the alternatives from most to least suitable according to a range of sustainability indicators. More specifically, composite indicators from six sustainability categories—productivity, stability, efficiency, durability, compatibility, and equity—are used for this assessment. The case study demonstrates that PROMETHEE constitutes a flexible MCDA (Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis) tool to investigate the sustainability of agricultural systems, rank the different alternative systems, and provide valuable insights. View Full-Text
Keywords: agricultural sustainability assessment; MCDA; PROMETHEE; composite indicators agricultural sustainability assessment; MCDA; PROMETHEE; composite indicators
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