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Broomgrass model, Zimbabwe

Model : broomgrass1
Simile version : 3.1+
Date added : 2003-06-20
Keywords : Grass ; Broom grass ; Basic System Dynamics ;


Co-View is a tool developed by CIFOR (the Centre for International Forestry Research) to help facilitators of natural resource management and stakeholders to articulate and explore a shared vision of the future and to develop strategies to achieve it. The following explanation of the background to the broom grass model is adapted from the CoView (Collaborative Vision Exploration Workbench) User Manual (see Web Links below).

The broom grass model was developed in a participatory modelling workshop in Zimbabwe. The focus of the workshop was on the question: “How can broom grass be harvested sustainably?”, and in particular on “Should broom grass be harvested by digging or by cutting?”. The modelling work also souht to explore the impacts of the differing harvesting methods on the broom grass resource, as well as the income that could be obtained from harvesting broom grass.

The model was jointly authored by Lizwe Sibanda, Jephas Sithutha, Michael Thomas, Mandy Haggith, Happyson Mudavanhu, Tendayi Mutimukuru, Richard Nyirenda and Ravi Prabhu


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