A goal programming model for planning management of Miombo woodlands | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
December 2001
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handle:10568/18505
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This paper presents a methodology employed in reconciling demands of households, private sector, and government on miombo woodlands of Southern Africa. A Weighted Goal Programming approach is presented for planning management and use of the woodlands as well as a framework for policy analysis. The approach is based on essentially two models, viz., household and private sector models, which are linked into a miombo woodlands model (MIOMBOGP). The MIOMBOGP provides a framework for evaluating the impact, on these two sectors and the woodlands, of some government macro-economic policies as well as some forestry and agricultural sector policies.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Nhantumbo, I.
Kowero, G.S.

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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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