The Meaning of Agricultural Sustainability: Evidence from a Conjoint Analysis

Ada Wossink, Olha Syderorvych (Collaborator)

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Because of its complex, multi-dimensional nature, agricultural sustainability is most often assessed using numerous indicators, which make aggregate comparisons among different production systems difficult. In this paper we propose a methodology that could be beneficial in aggregate sustainability assessment. We apply the method of conjoint analysis to select economic, social, and ecological attributes that are perceived as important for agricultural sustainability by different stakeholders and to assess their relative impact on the overall sustainability measure. Our method presents a flexible framework which could be adopted for a variety of specific applications and allows drawing comparisons among various stakeholder groups based on how they perceive agricultural sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-20
JournalAgricultural Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • conjoint analysis; choice experiments; sustainability assessment; stakeholders


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