Development of a framework for managing uncertain decisions in agricultural and environmental policies - Towards an integrated policy for decision-making support in rural areas

Current political and scientific debates are focused on finding a long-term policy beneficial both for environment and economy in rural areas in the EU member states. The research project aims to methodologically reinforce these efforts and to contribute to development of an integrated policy for decision-making support in rural areas in an interdisciplinary process. The objective of the research is to develop a methodological framework integrating uncertain economic and ecological aspects in multi-objective decision-support-systems in agricultural and environmental policies for Germany, Poland, and the U.S.. Several analyses have been undertaken on multicriteria decision-making approaches and the problems of uncertainty in the European Union in different disciplines. However, most of them are focused on illustrating relations between them and comparing them. With the research, the existing uncertainties are directly incorporated in decision-support-systems while uncertain and fuzzy information provided by experts is firstly operationalised by means of the PROMETHEE approach. In order to progressively evaluate political problems an integrative programming model is constructed to integrate fuzzy information as well as game theory to consider interactive decision-making between political stakeholders. The project provides a novel, original and sustainable scientific tool for practical implementation to improve policy evaluation and design and to alleviate interactive decision-making processes in rural areas in the European countries.

Principal Investigators
Kirschke, Dieter Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. (Details) (Agricultural Politics)

Financer
Europäische Union (EU)

Duration of Project
Start date: 06/2009
End date: 07/2012

Research Areas
Agricultural Economics and Sociology

Research Areas
Agrarpolitik, EU-Agrarpolitik, Ländlicher Raum

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