Fig. 2. A model of an agrosilvopastoral system generated in a case study in Chullpakasa, Bolivia. The first step of the assessment framework aims to understand and describe the natural resource management systems (NRMS) to be evaluated in systemic terms. Characterizing a NRMS implies describing its limits, subsystems, interactions, and its socio-environmental context. In this case we see a system composed of four subsystems tightly linked. Usually this type of information is generated in community workshops where stakeholders participate actively (Ortiz-Ávila 2008).