Rapid Rural Appraisal for Economics: Exploring Incentives for Tree Management in Sudan

Publication year: 
1989

This book is the outcome of a two week field-based workshop. The focus is on two villages in the proximity of Khartoum. Several PRA/RRA techniques were used: secondary data analysis; mapping; transects; seasonal calendars; preference ranking; matrix ranking; wealth ranking; venn diagrams and key informant interviews. RRA techniques offer an approach to understanding the complexity of tree management at regional, village, group and individual levels. At regional level the influences on tree management relate to changing patterns of wood product supply and demand and the interaction of urban and rural markets. At village level uncertainty over economic, tenurial and environmental control are key influences governing the management of trees. Preferences for trees by different village groups influence assessments of the costs and benefits of alternative tree management options. Different socio-economic groups have varying and competing interests in the wood economy. The use of RRA enables the development of integrated insights for a more effective understanding of incentives for tree management in Sudan.

Interest groups: 
This detailed study will be of interest to foresters and economists, particularly those involved in research, using PRA at district and community level, and examining linkages between rural and urban areas.
Pages: 
47 p.
Publisher
IIED
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London. WC1H 0DD.
London
Holdings: 
IDS, IIED
Publisher reference: 
International Institute for Environment and Development

How to find this resource

Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
D : Agriculture and NRM : Forestry and agroforestry 327