Martine Antona

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The FLORES simulation model aims to capture the interactions between rural communities living at the forest margin and the resources that they depend upon, in order to provide decision-makers with a tool that they can use to explore the consequences of alternative policy options. A key component of the model is simulating how decision-making agents within(More)
Multi-agent methodology is used for various purposes, such as distributed solving problem, network management, etc. Multi-agent systems are also used for simulation. Usually, the emergence of macro-scopic properties is studied by simulating the behavior of agents and their interactions at a microscopic level. It is a bottom-up approach. Recently emphasis(More)
Since the end of the 70's, various forest policies have been implemented in the Sahel to address the problem of ecosystem degradation and the increasing need for fuelwood energy. In Niger, a new environment-oriented policy is now being implemented, in conjunction with the decentralization process and the transfer of specific forest user-rights to the local(More)
FLORES (the Forest Land Oriented Resource Envisioning System) was initially constructed by 50 people during a multidisciplinary workshop in Bukittinggi, Sumatra, in 1999. It proved that a model of a complex system could be constructed in a participatory way by a diverse team; that it could be done with a graphically-based package such as Simile; and that(More)
Decentralization and people's participation have been key features of government environmental policy since the 1990s. In Madagascar, the policy of Secured Local Management of Natural Resources, known as the GELOSE act, has created a framework for the transfer of rights from central government to local communities. This article analyses the practical(More)
— This paper aim to analyze the consequences of the creation of firewood rural markets in Niger. We made an assessment of the changes of interactions between ecosystem services linked with the creation of rural market. The study was based on interviews conducted at the local scale of the rural market of Ñinpelima in order to assess the changes between 1980(More)
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