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Agroforestry Systems

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 163–177 | Cite as

Bioeconomic modeling in agroforestry: a rubber-cacao example

  • P. A. Wojtkowski
  • C. F. Jordan
  • F. W. Cubbage
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Abstract

A rubber-cacao agroforestry combination was bioeconomically modeled for a forty year cycle. A number of scenarios were simulated to find the planting densities and management strategies that achieve best production and profit levels for each situation. This example is presented to demonstrate the possibilities and advantages of a simulation approach to agroforestry modeling.

Key words

agroforestry bioeconomic modeling bordered matrix approach 

Programación

En agrosilvicultura, una combinación caucho-cacao se modeló bioeconómicamente para un ciclo de cuarenta años. Se simuló un número de guiones para hallar las densidades de plantación y estrategias de utilización que conllevan la mejor producción y niveles de aprovechamiento en cada situación. Este ejemplo pretende demostrar las posibilidades y ventajas del método de simulación en modelaciones agrosilviculturas.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Wojtkowski
    • 1
  • C. F. Jordan
    • 1
  • F. W. Cubbage
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Forest ResourcesUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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