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Local community perceptions of the importance of non-wood forest products in Tanzania : case study in Shebomeza and Mkwakwani villages

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dc.title Local community perceptions of the importance of non-wood forest products in Tanzania : case study in Shebomeza and Mkwakwani villages en
ethesis.discipline Skogsekonomi och marknadsföring (marknadsföring av skogsprodukter) sv
ethesis.discipline Forest economics and marketing (Forest products marketing and management) en
ethesis.discipline Metsäekonomia ja markkinointi (Metsän tuotteiden markkinointi) fi
ethesis.department Institutionen för skogsvetenskaper sv
ethesis.department Department of Forest Sciences en
ethesis.department Metsätieteiden laitos fi
ethesis.faculty Agrikultur- och forstvetenskapliga fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry en
ethesis.faculty Maatalous-metsätieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingfors universitet sv University of Helsinki en Helsingin yliopisto fi
dct.creator Gwagilo, Paul
dct.issued 2014
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) are one of the major sources of food and income for rural populations in Tanzania. A survey was conducted to assess the economic importance of non-wood forest products in the study area. The study was carried out in two villages; Shebomeza and Mkwakwani in Muheza and Korogwe districts, from 12th to 25th July, 2013. A structured questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents. A total of sixty-four respondents were chosen based on their involvement in NWFP practices. The most important NWFPs are fodder, honey, beeswax, cloves, cinnamon, nuts, fruits, medicinal plants and aromatic herbs. There was statistical significance in household income difference of respondents from the two villages and in respondents with different farm sizes. No statistically significant differences were found due to income differences of respondents with different age classes and respondents with respect to different number of livestock. This study also analyzed the most important NWFPs in the study area, the frequency of collection, purpose for collection and income generating potential. Factors affecting peoples’ perception of the economic importance of NWFPs have been discussed as well as their impact on consumption and income generation. Opportunities and constraints within the supply chain have been identified and suggestions have been put forward on how local community can easily utilize the supply chain for their benefit. en
dct.subject Tanzania en
dct.subject Shebomeza en
dct.subject Mkwakwani en
dct.subject NWFPs en
dct.subject supply chain en
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.supervisor Toppinen, Anne
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201507212243
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