Application of decision support methods for sustainable agrarian systems
New Medit, vol 9, n.2, (June 2010), pp. 42-49
Jel classification: Q180, C150
Currently, farms are faced with a double and often contradictory challenge, in order to be successful, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. This work intends to formulate a production unit of bovine, in mountainous area, with the purpose of reconciling the criteria of environmental sustainability with that of economic competitiveness, using Multicriteria Decision (NonInferior Set Estimation Method complemented with Compromise Programming). Analyses of the results allow us to confirm the possibility of planning farm activities capable of meeting economic and environmental objectives, for the diverse traced scenarios.
agrarian sustainability, agroecosystem management, ecological-economic modelling