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Development of a model using matter element, AHP and GIS techniques to assess the suitability of land for agriculture

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posted on 2024-06-21, 03:53 authored by Javad Seyedmohammadi, Fereydoon Sarmadian, Ali Asghar Jafarzadeh, Richard MuirheadRichard Muirhead
Land suitability assessment is an essential step for land use planning and development. Over the last decade, many researchers, organizations, research institutes and governments have tried to provide a comprehensive procedure for the optimal use of agricultural land, but have failed to balance competing issues in a systematic way. Matter element is a multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) technique which has shown high potential for solving complicated issues. We used data from 167 soil profiles covering 12,000 ha of land located in Ardabil province, northwest of Iran to assess criteria using MCDA techniques and analyze criteria in an AHP-matter element model, to generate a land suitability map for barley production.

Funding

Funded by the New Zealand Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's Our Land and Water National Science Challenge (Toitū te Whenua, Toiora te Wai) as part of project Land Use Suitability

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Publication date

2019-10-07

Language

  • English

Does this contain Māori information or data?

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Journal title

Geoderma

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