The Land-use Planner is freely available. The tool is particularly suited for planners, policymakers, stakeholders, researchers and facilitators, helping to make informed decisions about land use, forests and commodities. With its user-friendly interface and available manual online, anyone with good knowledge of rural economics and familiar with common digital tools can quickly become acquainted with the tool and its features.
The Land-use Planner also lends itself well to case studies and projects in graduate courses in land-use planning, agronomy, rural economics and natural resource management.
While mastering the tool is within the reach of university-level graduates, the experience and skill of facilitators will play a key role in the ability to use the Land-use Planner to support constructive stakeholder dialogue in real planning processes.