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dc.contributor.authorHellstrom, J.en
dc.contributor.authorBicknell, Kathryn B.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-13T23:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2010-08en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4013
dc.description.abstractPolicy decisions aimed at improving farm animal welfare involve balancing several competing objectives. Not only do such decisions involve tradeoffs between social, ethical, economic and welfare considerations, animal welfare itself is a multi-dimensional concept and some husbandry practices may satisfy some welfare needs but fail to satisfy others. Multi-criteria decision analysis is a decision theoretic tool that has been used to inform decision making in fields such as environmental policy, urban and regional planning, and biosecurity – all of which are characterised by competing goals and multiple stake-holders. This paper presents a preliminary multi-criteria framework for the analysis of animal welfare policies at the national level using indoor housing options for layer hens as an empirical example. Preliminary results are presented, but major emphasis is placed on highlighting the information needed to make such a framework both transparent and tractable.en
dc.format.extent1-17en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.en
dc.rightsCopyright by author(s). Readers may make copies of this document for non-commercial purposes only, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.en
dc.sourceNZARES Annual Conference 2010en
dc.subjectdecision analysisen
dc.subjectanimal welfareen
dc.subjectmulti-criteria decision analysisen
dc.subjectdecision supporten
dc.titleA multi-criteria decision framework for animal welfare policyen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
pubs.finish-date2010-08-27en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 2010 New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Conference, Tahuna Conference Centre – Nelson, New Zealand, August 26-27, 2010.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2010-08-26en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-6239-6712
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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