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A Social Choice Approach To Primary Resource Management: The Rubber Tree Case In Africa

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  • Moussa Diaby

    (CREM - Centre de Recherche en Economie et Management - CNRS : UMR6211 - Université de Rennes 1 - Université de Caen Basse-Normandie)

  • Hélène Ferrer

    ()
    (CREM - Centre de Recherche en Economie et Management - CNRS : UMR6211 - Université de Rennes 1 - Université de Caen Basse-Normandie)

  • Fabrice Valognes

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    (CREM - Centre de Recherche en Economie et Management - CNRS : UMR6211 - Université de Rennes 1 - Université de Caen Basse-Normandie)

Abstract

We consider in the present paper an original approach to a decision making problem related to the management of a primary resource, namely the rubber tree. By using the social choice theory through approval voting, we show that it is possible to improve the return of the crop. Hence, by selecting the best varieties to be planted with respect to some environmental constraints, we demonstrate that approval voting can be easily used (opposed to classical operation research methods) by the African rubber tree planters in order to get a plantation at peak performance.

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Date of creation: Mar 2013
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Publication status: Published, Forest Policy and Economics, 2013, 28, 8-14
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00804065

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Keywords: Natural resource management; Rubber tree; Social choice; Group decision making;

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