Our NTFP model assesses the potential yields and rents of various Non-Timber Forest Products, such as brazil nut and rubber, under several scenarios of production and management. Our model is unique in the sense that it integrates the economic, geographic and environmental aspects of the collection, processing, and transport of NTFPs1. The model consists of three steps. First, it simulates the spatial distribution of trees. Then, it simulates the distribution of tree productivity. Finally, it combines the map of estimated productivity with output prices and estimates of costs of collection, processing and transport to estimate the annual rent per hectare for a specific forest parcel.
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Carvalho-Ribeiro SM, Jardim H, Azevedo U, Coelho V, Bachi L, Soares-Filho BS (2020) Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes: multi scale governance for Implementing enhanced socio-biodiversity chains. Sustentabilidade em Debate, 11 (2): 43-63