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Record number 367679
Title Economic development prospects of forest-dependent communities: analyzing trade-offs using a compromise-fuzzy programming framework
Author(s) Krcmar, E.; Kooten, G.C. van
Source American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90 (2008)4. - ISSN 0002-9092 - p. 1103 - 1117.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2008.01149.x
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) group decision problems - management - carbon - land
Abstract Many aboriginal communities look to forest resources for short- and long-term employment, adequate timber for mills, an even flow of wood fiber for community stability, and financial returns for economic diversification. We address these conflicting objectives using multiple-objective programming. We show how compromise programming can be used to set bounds on fuzzy membership functions, and illustrate the difference between crisp and fuzzy weighting of objectives. Economic development outcomes obtained using compromise and fuzzy programming greatly improve upon those associated with the even-flow of timber rule of thumb. Yet, timber extraction is an inadequate driver of economic development in rural communities
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