Goal Programming via Multidimensional Scaling Applied to Senegalese Subsistence Farms
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A methodology is developed to estimate empirically the weights for a multiple-goal objective function of Senegalese subsistence farmers. The methodology includes a farmer-oriented goal preference survey and an application of a multidimensional scaling technique to the survey data. A comparison of model performance under the multiple-goal objective function with a profit-maximization objective function does not indicate that there are distinct advantages to using either function. © 1982 American Agricultural Economics Association.
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Barnett, D., Blake, B., & McCarl, B. A.