Lucian Cioacă, Cristian Mihai Enescu
Full Text PDF | AHP, honey, Non-wood forests products (NWFPs), Tulcea County.
Tulcea County has the largest diversity of relief forms, the greatest degree of biodiversity and the highest number of the protected areas from Romania. The purpose of the research was to determine the most important non-wood forest products (NWFPs) for Tulcea County. By taking into account the forest management plans of the eight forest districts managed by Tulcea Forestry Directorate and other relevant data, a selection of the most ten important NWFPs was done. Four categories of NWFPs proposed within the FP1203 COST Action European non-wood forest products network were taken into account and twenty five criteria were used. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to assess the performance of selected alternatives (the ten selected NWFPs) by means of pairwise comparisons. The analyses were carried out using the Expert Choice Desktop software package. The most important NWFPs in Tulcea County were the acorns of greyish oak, followed by the honey and nettle, while the less promising products were represented by the penny bun and honey fungus.