A bio-economic model is used recursively to analyze charcoal supply from the charcoal zone to urban consumers in Kampala. The model is a combination of a non-linear matrix forest growth model and an economic model with the objective of maximizing annual profit from charcoal production for the period 2003–2050. Standing stock and charcoal production for each time period are predicted for the base scenario, and alternate scenarios relating to technological advances and regulatory interventions. In the base scenario, harvest levels are above the sustainable yield, with 85% reduction in standing stock by the year 2050. A sudden collapse in charcoal supply occurs in the year 2019. Combining technological advances and regulatory interventions leads to more sustainable charcoal supply as compared to implementation of any single regime. Policy makers are therefore faced with the challenge of such implementations in order to achieve sustainable resource utilization.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 11 • No. 1