Understanding Local Action and Its Consequences for Global Concerns in a Forest Margin Landscape: The FALLOW Model as a Conceptual Model of Transitions from Shifting Cultivation.

TitleUnderstanding Local Action and Its Consequences for Global Concerns in a Forest Margin Landscape: The FALLOW Model as a Conceptual Model of Transitions from Shifting Cultivation.
Publication TypeLecture Notes
Authorsvan Noordwijk M
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Secondary TitleASB Lecture Note 11B
PublisherWorld Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF, SEA Regional Office
Place PublishedBogor, Indonesia
Year of Publication2001
Number11B
Pagination34
Date PublishedDecember 2001
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractOne way to explore the simultaneous impacts at the landscape scale, is to construct a simulation model that tries to capture the most important aspects of the processes involved, and that allows the analysis of scenarios and the study of trade-offs between performance indicators such as food security, returns to labor, biodiversity, C stocks and watershed functions. The model that we will describe here falls into the class of 'simple' models -- not intended to simulate reality in a particular setting, but capturing overall trends that follow from the logic of a reasonable set of assumptions. The main criterion for such a model is that results are ‘sensible’ (make sense) and that model outcomes are sensitive to variation in key input parameters in a way that corresponds with what we know of the real world. No specific quantitative ‘validation’ of the model is possible as yet, but the focus is on the degree to which assumptions are reasonable as a first approach.
KeywordsFallow model, models
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/PDFwebdocs/LectureNotes/ASB-LN-11B-van-Noordwijk-2001-Understanding-local-action-FALLOW-model.pdf
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