Modelling decision-making in rural communities at the forest margin

Abstract

This paper examines the approach adopted in the Rantau Pandan version of FLORES to model human decision-making in rural communities at the forest margin. It provides an overview of FLORES, summarises key concepts, canvasses the modelling of both long-term (strategic) and short-term (week-by-week) decision-making, and sets out the approach to include key aspects such as land tenure, inheritance, negotiations over the acquisition and disposal of land, and long-term planning. Finally, the implementation of the decision-making model is described, and its future development is discussed.

Citation

Haggith, M.; Muetzelfeldt, R. I.; Taylor, J. Modelling decision-making in rural communities at the forest margin. Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy (2003) 2 (2) 241-258.

Modelling decision-making in rural communities at the forest margin

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