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Title:Win-wins in forest product value chains? How governance impacts the sustainability of livelihoods based on non-timber forest products from Cameroon
Author:Ingram, Verina J.
Year:2014
ISSN:1876-0198
Issue:56
Pages:370
Language:English
Series:African Studies Collection
City:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
ISBN:9789054481379
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:forest products
livelihoods
governance
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/24875
Abstract:Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) such as nuts, leaves, resins, barks and honey from Cameroon have medicinal, food, energy and cultural uses. This study examines the arrangements governing eight such NTFP value chains, worth over 32 million US dollars annually with around 34,000 people active, investigating their impacts on the livelihoods of the harvesters, traders and consumers involved. Multiple arrangements are prevalent: regulations, traditions, market-based, projects, involuntary standards and corruption. The mix and intensitiy of arrangements governing access to species and markets results in sharp trade-offs between the sustainability of the species and socio-economic benefits gained by different groups in the chains. [Book abstract]
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