Multi-criteria methodology: AHP and fuzzy logic in the selection of post-harvest technology for small farmers in Ecuador

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CONGRESO Multi-criteria methodology: AHP and fuzzy logic in the selection of post-harvest technology for small farmers in Ecuador

Abstract

This paper defines a model of post-harvest technology selection, adapted to small cocoa producers, evaluating two multi-criteria decision models that consider quality, processing cost, and technology adoption capability of each technology. To achieve this result, we perform a preliminary mono-criterion assessment of post-harvest technologies, considering only the quality criteria. We then compare the analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy logic methodologies considering the other criteria (processing cost and technology adoption capability). The models provide alternative methods to achieve solutions that reflect the reality of small cocoa producers¿ decision-making processes.