Type of study:
Type of publication:
Peer-review published journal paper
Mechanism by which biodiversity affects poverty:
Biodiversity component details:
Bamboo, hickory and other forest products
Farmers harvest bamboo, tea, hickory and other forest products for subsistence use and sale.
Measure of poverty impact used:
Assessment of impact on poverty:
Evidence assesses the scale of impact:
Sustainability of biodiversity use:
Attribute of biodiversity affecting poverty:
Does the evidence relate to a specific intervention?:
How does the mechanism affect poverty?:
It supports immediate subsistence needs
It generates income/tradeable surplus
Mechanism affects poverty precisely how:
Farmers harvest bamboo, tea, hickory and other forest products for their use and selling in order to generate income for use in the purchase of household requirements.
Evidence provides measure of poverty impact:
Evidence is site-specific:
Research method details:
Surveys. This paper also used secondary data (i.e. historical information from other sources).
Unit of analysis and sample size:
Does the evidence mention the general biodiversity status of the country/region?:
Does the evidence describe the biodiversity status of the site?:
Site biodiversity status described:
Study area described as a 'Montane forest', 'secondary natural forests', with 'few plots of green tea; naturally occurring white tea'
Does the evidence mention the general poverty status of the country/region?:
General poverty status described:
China 'in spite of significant improvement, rural poverty is still prevalent'
Site poverty status described:
Annual per capita income is described as USD1102 for 2005-6, an 8 fold increase from the 1969 figure. There are 102.6 females per 100 males with a demographic yearly increase of 0.8%. Average household is 3.7 members. Land holdings average 2 ha per family.
Does the evidence discuss the governance regime at the site?:
Does the evidence describe the poverty/socioeconomic status of the site?:
What is the resource rights regime?:
Resource rights regime details:
What is the land tenure regime?:
Land tenure regime details:
Does the evidence mention the power relations?:
Does the evidence consider possible trade-offs/costs as well as benefits?:
Measure of poverty impact tag:
Distribution impacts considered:
Duration of impact considered:
Outcome replicable elsewhere considered:
Thresholds/boundary limits/tipping points of achieving the outcome considered:
How costs and benefits/impacts might vary across different spatial scales considered:
Presence of possible confounding factors acknowledged:
Yes acknowledged and taken into account in study design
Confounding factors details:
The impact of the dam and consequently employment in construction industry and work that has developed there from is acknowledged. The increase in tourists has also encouraged farmers to engage in planting hickory trees.