Application of multi criteria analysis methods for a participatory assessment of non-wood forest products in two European case studies


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Considering the complex relationships between a sustained production of NWFPs, the use of the available ecological resources, as well as the organizational and the market potential of forest management regimes, we introduce a knowledge-based expert model for supporting NWFP management. In a mixed-method approach qualitative and quantitative techniques are combined to depict regional production and business potentials of NWFPs, explicitly addressing different environmental and socio-economic contexts. For the model building multi-criteria analysis methods were used for preference elicitations in an iterative form, including stakeholders and experts.

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Huber, P; Hujala, T; Kurttila, M; Wolfslehner, B; Vacik, H. (2019). Application of multi criteria analysis methods for a participatory assessment of non-wood forest products in two European case studies. FOREST POLICY ECON. 103: 103-111.

 

From Forest Policy Research Network, Patrick Hüber is leading, and Bernhard Wolfshlener contributing author in this publication.