Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 185–195 | Cite as

Using multiple objective linear programming to evaluate multi-participant agroforestry systems

  • Paul A. Wojtkowski
  • Graham H. Brister
  • Frederick W. Cubbage


Multiple objective linear programming is used to evaluate a simulated two-participant maize/cassava/leucaena/teak agroforestry system. Examples using two different price ratios are presented along with possible methods to optimize the system with regard to the interests of the two profit seeking participants. A third example examines possible solutions to a system involving a profit seeking forester and a non-monetary subsistence farmer.

Key words

multiple objective linear programming linear programming agroforestry economics 


Usando progmacion lineal con objectivos multiples se estudia un sistema agroforestal simulado de maiz, yuca, leucaena y teca, considerando dos participantes. Se presentan ejemplos usando dos niveles de pricios con metodos posibles paraq optimizar el sistema con respcto a intereses monetarios de los dos participantes. En un tercer ejemplo se examinan las soluciones posibles para el sistema, involucrando un silvicultor interesado en beneficios monetarios y un agricultor de subsistencia con interes no monetarios.


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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Wojtkowski
    • 1
  • Graham H. Brister
    • 1
  • Frederick W. Cubbage
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Forest ResourcesUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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