A Comparative Study of State-of-the-Art Evolutionary Multi-objective Algorithms for Optimal Crop-mix planning

Oluwole A. Adekanmbi, Oludayo O. Olugbara;Josiah Adeyemo;


This study compared the performances of three state-of-the-art evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithms: the Non-Dominated Sorted Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA-II), the Epsilon-Dominance Non-Dominated Sorted Genetic Algorithm II ( -NSGA-II) and the Epsilon-Dominance Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm ( MOEA), on a constrained bi-objective crop-mix planning problem (BCP). The BCP test case objectives were to: (i) maximize crop production and (ii) minimize planting area. The BCP problem was enumerated to provide the true Pareto-optimal solution set to facilitate rigorous testing of the evolutionary multi-objective optimization algorithms. The performances of the three algorithms were assessed and compared using three performance metrics (additive epsilon indicator, inverted generational distance and spacing). For the comparative study, a graphical comparison with respect to true Pareto front of optimal crop planning problem was provided. Results of the analyses indicated that the MOEA greatly outperforms the NSGAII and the -NSGA-II.


Algorithm, Crop, Planning, Constrained, Objective, Optimal, Optimization

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