Participatory modelling can be a useful process to encourage critical examination of livelihood options and foster sustainable natural resource use through enhanced social learning, collective action and mobilization. The broom-grass group in the Mafungautsi forest reserve serves as a case study of the process and outcomes such participatory modelling. Innovative group facilitation methods enhanced participation in the modelling process. The modelling process complements broader efforts to achieve higher levels of adaptive collaborative management.
Topic: participation,models,social learning,resource management
Publication Year: 2003
Source: Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy 2(2 (special issue)): 313-326