the importamnce of local forest benefits: Vaulation of non-timkber forest products in the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania.

This study looks into NTFP extraction across the Eastern Arc Mountains, using information from multiple datasets relating to the behaviour of 2000 households, presenting an extensive scale and a spatially explicit analysis. The approach involved 4 steps : estimating household production function, of NTFP collection, transferring this function across the total study area, aggregating household level extraction over all the households in the study area and turning NTFP quantities into economic value. The results show the importance that NTFPs have for people living in the EAM region, but the level of use is unsustainable. REDD+ and other interventions need to take the importance that NTFPs have in poverty alleviation into account.

Author(s): 
Schaafsma, M., Morse-Jones, S., Posen, P., Swetnam, R.D., Balmford, A., Bateman, I.J., Burgess, N., Chamshama, S.A.O., Fisher, B., Freeman, T., Geofrey, V., Green, R., Hepelwa, A.S., Hernandez-Sirvent,A., Hess, S., Kajembe, G.C., Kayharara, G., Kilonzo, M., Kulindwa, K., Lund, J.F., Madoffe, S.S., Mbwambo, L., Meilby, H., Ngaga, Y.M., Theilade, I., Treue, T., Van Beukering, P., Vyamana, V.G., Turner, R.K.
Source: 
CSERGE Working Paper 2011-05
Volume etc.: 
CSERGE working paper 2011-05, 0-49
Publisher: 
Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment
Place published: 
University of East Anglia, UK
Year published: 
2011

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