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Incorporating Farmer Behavior in Farm Mechanization Development – A Fuzzy AHP Approach

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  078043.(doi:10.13031/2013.22964)
Authors:   Dedie Tooy, Yusuf Hendrawan, Haruhiko Murase
Keywords:   Decision making, farmer behavior, fuzzy multiple-criteria, farm mechanization

Farmer behavior is rarely considered in farm mechanization plan development in developing countries. Inadequate recognition concerning farmer behavior is influenced by the difficulties in assessing the farmer’s perception and calculating their perceived important criteria for selecting an appropriate farm machine. Consequently, governmental agencies have difficulties determining an appropriate farm machine that farmers can use optimally.

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