Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 853-860
Published online 2015-06-28

Application of Multi-Criteria Analysis in the Evaluation of Biogas Plants with Respect to the Stability of the Agricultural System

Jitka Šišková

Department of Trade and Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6-Suchdol, Czech Republic

As a result of the interconnection and globalization of access to information, scientific expertise and new technologies across the world, development of society is now progressing at a skyrocketing pace. Production in businesses is reaching maximum possible levels. This paper focuses on systemic evaluation of the interrelations among production processes of agricultural businesses running biogas plants. It represents a comprehensive proposal of a model instrument for comparison of production options in relation to available input materials in agricultural businesses. Interconnection of the economic, environmental and social factors is of growing significance for strategic progress along the lines of sustainable development of society. The objective of this paper is to propose and to describe the practical application of a multi-criterion model as an instrument of decision-making processes with a view to establishing a procedure for comparison of available input materials for biogas plants from the viewpoint of maintaining the stability of systemic interrelations in the agricultural sector in the context of sustainable development.


This paper has been written with the support of the internal grants agency of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague [IGA PEF 20121071: Model of Cost Accounting and Its Application in Agricultural Businesses].


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