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Abstract Consumption of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya: Accessibility, Role, Value and to Resident Rural Households

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dc.contributor.author Kiplagat, Andrew Kipkosgey en_US
dc.contributor.author Mburu, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Mugendi, D. N. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:37:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:37:05Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-24 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-24 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1475
dc.description.abstract "Dependency on natural resources in the commons still ranks very high among rural communities in many developing countries. Kakamega forest in Kenya is one example of a local common that supports a huge rural population. The forest is a high biodiversity area and for generations has been an important source of local peoples livelihoods. The forest is managed by three distinct organizations. The objective of this paper is to investigate the importance of Kakamega forest as a common resource to surrounding households for non-timber products (NTFPs) such as firewood, herbal medicines, pastures and thatch grass for construction and maintenance of shelters by estimating economic value accruing to each household using direct pricing (DPM) and cost of collection (CoC) methods. Results are derived from a survey of 201 randomly selected households that was conducted in October-December 2006. Findings showed existence of a variety of NTFPs that are of great importance to local households livelihoods. Extraction challenges emanating from the different management approaches of the forest were also evident. The study makes a number of conclusions that can inform policy geared to fostering of collaborative management arrangements that can optimize conservation and sustainable use of Kakamega forest." en_US
dc.subject rural affairs en_US
dc.subject households en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.title Abstract Consumption of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya: Accessibility, Role, Value and to Resident Rural Households en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Kenya en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth July en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 14-18, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Cheltenham, England en_US
dc.submitter.email elsa_jin@yahoo.com en_US


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