Crop Nutrition Medicines Selection for Papaya using Analytical Hierarchy Process

  • A. J. Umbarkar, R. R. Rathod, B.S. Sadvalkar


Crop nutrition selection is a problem for farmers in making decision to increase food grain yield. Selecting appropriate crop nutrition for the crops is a major problem faced by the farmers. Decisions have been made by farmers mainly based on the cost of medicine, effectiveness of medicines and on expert’s opinion. Selection of nutrition for a crop is treated as a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. MCDM is the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is used for selection of nutrition for crop with specific diseases. In this paper, Papaya crop is used as a case study and crop medicine is suggested based on different attributes of the medicines. Experimental results show that; maximum attributes of Papaya and expert weight-ages will give a better decision.

Keywords- Multi-Criteria Decision Making; MADM; Analytical Hierarchy Process; AHP; Decision Making; Crop Medicine; Pair-wise Comparison.