Globalised forest-products: commodification of the matsutake mushroom in Tibetan villages, Yunnan, Southwest China

This study looks into the commodity chain analysis of the matsutake mushroom market in Yunnan Province, South West China, and looks at how different actors are involved in the trade and mechanisms that shape their access to and benefits to the market. Market regulations have constrained market development and limited participation in the most lucrative area of the supply chain to a few powerful actors. However local people who collect the mushrooms do make substantial financial gains from collecting the mushrooms.

He, J.
International Forestry Review
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