Goal Programming via Multidimensional Scaling Applied to Senegalese Subsistence Farms Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics

author list (cited authors)

  • Barnett, D., Blake, B., & McCarl, B. A.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Barnett, Douglas||Blake, Brian||McCarl, Bruce A

publication date

  • November 1982