The CEPFOR Decision Support Tool (CDST) [v. 1.6.4.] is a software tool that is designed to support the process of decision-making when selecting NTFPs for potential development. The CDST is designed for use by anyone involved in NTFP commercialization, but is specifically aimed at supporting individuals or organisations working with communities and wanting to improve existing commercialization initiatives or establish new programmes of work. This tool is designed to assist the process of effectively targeting such interventions on NTFP commercialization initiatives most likely to succeed. In addition, it provides a means of identifying those situations where success is less likely, and where interventions are therefore subject to a relatively high degree of risk. This tool is currently available only in Spanish.
Newton, A.C. Introduction to the CEPFOR Decision Support Tool (CDST). A final output of project R7925. (2006) 1 pp.