Non-timber forest product trade : a trade-off between... (2009) Open access

Title Non-timber forest product trade : a trade-off between conservation and development : assessing the outcomes of non-timber forest product trade on livelihoods and the environment, with special emphasis on the damar agroforests in Sumatra, Indonesia
Author K. Kusters
Thesis advisor M.A.F. Ros; M. Ruiz Perez; B. Belcher; A.J. Dietz
Degree grantor [unknown]
Date 2009-09-18
Reference(s) -, bosbescherming ; natuurbehoud ; niet-hout bosproducten ; armoedeverlichting ; rurale ontwikkeling, -
Language English
Type Doctoral thesis
Abstract This PhD dissertation examines the proposition that trade in non-timber forest products such as medicinal plants, fruit and rattan would simultaneously lead to forest conservation and rural development. In doing so, it touches on a range of related topics such as tenure security, agroforestry and the non-agricultural sector. The book contains both a meta-analysis of 55 cases in Asia, Africa and Latin America and an in-depth study of the damar resin agroforests in Sumatra, Indonesia. The findings indicate that the relationship between forest conservation and rural development is characterized by trade-offs. Policymakers and practitioners working in conservation need to acknowledge that win-win approaches are often unrealistic and sometimes even naive. Supporting agroforestry is, however, a promising strategy to achieve a balanced trade-off between conservation and development.
Persistent Identifier urn:nbn:nl:ui:29-314295
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Repository University of Amsterdam

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