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.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Maatalous-metsätieteellinen tiedekunta, Metsätieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Forest Sciences en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Agrikultur- och forstvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för skogsvetenskaper sv
dc.contributor.author Gwagilo, Paul
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201507212243
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/135549
dc.description.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
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.subject Tanzania en
dc.subject Shebomeza en
dc.subject Mkwakwani en
dc.subject NWFPs en
dc.subject supply chain en
dc.title Local community perceptions of the importance of non-wood forest products in Tanzania : case study in Shebomeza and Mkwakwani villages en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.subject.discipline Skogsekonomi och marknadsföring (marknadsföring av skogsprodukter) sv
dc.subject.discipline Forest economics and marketing (Forest products marketing and management) en
dc.subject.discipline Metsäekonomia ja markkinointi (Metsän tuotteiden markkinointi) fi
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201507212243

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