Preference ranking of alternative irrigation technologies via a multicriterion decision-making procedure

Aregai Tecle, M. Yitayew

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This article develops a preference ranking method for choosing a particular irrigation technology. The method uses a set of 23 criteria to evaluate the performances of 10 alternative irrigation technologies selected to achieve 12 objectives. The evaluation process is made using a distance-based multicriterion decision-making (MCDM) technique known as compromise programming (CP). The whole process resulted in a complete ranking of the 10 alternative technologies including the best and the worst irrigation technologies for the problem under consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1509-1517
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1990


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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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