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The role of selected non-timber forest products for rural areas in Laos : case studies in Ban Napo and Ban Kouay communities

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dc.title The role of selected non-timber forest products for rural areas in Laos : case studies in Ban Napo and Ban Kouay communities 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 Chakma, Dipjoy
dct.issued 2011
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are one of the major income sources for the rural population of Laos. An exploratory study was conducted to determine the role of non-timber forest products for rural communities of the study area. The study was carried out in two villages viz. Ban Napo and Ban Kouay of Sangthong district between January and March 2010. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents. Twenty-five respondents from each village were chosen based on their involvement in NTFPs collection and marketing activities. Statistically significant NTFPs income differences were not found between the villages and age groups of the respondents, however, significant differences were found in the annual incomes between farms size of the respondents. This study also analyzed the value chain structure of the three (See khai’ ton, Bamboo mats and Incense sticks) important non-timber forest products and the interactions between the actors in the case study areas. Barriers to entry the market, governance and upgrading possibilities have been discussed for each of the value chains. Comparison of unit prices at different levels of the value chains indicated uneven income distribution in favour of the intermediaries, factories and foreign buyers. The lack of capital, marketing information and negotiation skills restricted the villagers to increase their income. However, all the respondents have shown their satisfaction with their income from NTFPs. en
dct.subject Laos en
dct.subject Ban Napo en
dct.subject Ban Kouay en
dct.subject NTFPs en
dct.subject Value Chain en
dct.subject Bamboo Mats en
dct.subject Incense sticks en
dct.subject See khai' ton en
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
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-201507211762
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