A new tool, the IFSDM (IEMaC Fuelwood System Dynamics Model), uses system dynamics modelling and simulation to help understand the causal relationships between forest fuelwood availability, regeneration and various kind of extractions to estimate over time how assisted and natural regeneration of the biomass compares to extraction practices for local and distributed needs. It is intended to act as a decision support system for fuelwood management which will assess sustainable fuelwood harvesting levels as well as scientifically identify and examine investment opportunities and policies to reduce fuelwood pressure on forest.
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Published by: National Cave Research and Protection Organization, India
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