THE MOST IMPORTANT NWFPS FROM DAMBOVITA COUNTY IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS
The present paper analyses the main non-wood forest products (NWFPs) characteristic to Dâmboviţa County, by using a specialised decision-making analysis software based on the analytical hierarchy process (AHP). The work starts with a short description of Dâmboviţa County and of the NWFP concept. This is followed by the method in which the analysed products were grouped, as well as their analysis and classification method based on 19 criteria. Furthermore, the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) is also well explained and defined. A total number of eight NWFP were analysed, belonging to the following categories: mushrooms, products originating from trees, plants and animals. The results section presents the most important non-wood products from Dâmboviţa County as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the analysed criteria. Based on the obtained results, the most important NWFPs from Dâmboviţa County are Cantharellues cibariusÂ andÂ Sorbus torminalis, while the least important one is Alium ursinum.