Assessing the Sustainability of Broiler Waste Management Strategies in Thailand through Analytical Hierarchy Process Analysis

Senaka Bandara, Chatchawan Chaichana, Nitthinan Borirak


This study addresses the imperative of sustainable broiler waste management in Thailand, a significant global producer and exporter of broiler meat. Utilizing an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) analysis, it systematically evaluates three waste management strategies – direct land application, composting, and gasification – across environmental, economic, technical, and social criteria with 15 sub-criteria. Climate change is identified as the top priority sub-criterion, followed closely by water use. Gasification emerges as the most preferred option with 52.6% preference, outperforming composting (24.8%) and direct land application (22.6%). A comprehensive analysis reveals gasification's superior environmental and social performance, while direct land application demonstrates economic efficacy. Composting exhibits a well-rounded performance across all criteria. Pioneering the AHP model in broiler waste management, this study offers policymakers crucial insights for formulating sustainable long-term policies to address this pressing issue.

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