Information and data flow analysis for forestry sector in Iran as a basic requirement for designing a forest information system (FIS)

Authors

1 Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilam. Iran.

2 Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Sowmehsara, P.O. Box: 1144 ,Iran.

Abstract

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to evaluate the status of information on forest and data transfer and to identify the gaps in information and data flow in forestry sector in Iran. The study evaluated the data and information flow in three levels (control offices level, provincial offices level and organizational offices level) using the document analysis and questioning (interviews and questionnaire). It has a major outputs; identification of the gaps in information and data flow to sustainable forest management and also can be used as a prerequisite to designing a forest information system.

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