Assessing use-values and relative importance of trees for livelihood values and their potentials for environmental protection in Southern Burkina Faso

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dc.contributor.author Etongo, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Djenontin, Ida Nadia S.
dc.contributor.author Kanninen, Markku
dc.contributor.author Glover, Edinam K.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-05T12:49:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-05T12:49:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08
dc.identifier.citation Etongo , D , Djenontin , I N S , Kanninen , M & Glover , E K 2017 , ' Assessing use-values and relative importance of trees for livelihood values and their potentials for environmental protection in Southern Burkina Faso ' , Environment, Development and Sustainability , vol. 19 , no. 4 , pp. 1141-1166 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-016-9787-6
dc.identifier.other PURE: 88077128
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000405613200002
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84963749383
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-5708-9443/work/36549377
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311085
dc.description.abstract Empirical ethnobotanical studies in Burkina Faso and the Sahel apply unmodified use-value methods, which often fail to capture uses of plants within and across categories. These methods mask both the relative uses and local people's 'true' knowledge of plant species. This study addresses these methodological weaknesses by assessing plant use-values within and across eight use categories for livelihood values and their potentials for environmental protection among 48 informants, selected through a stratified random technique. The research is twofold: (1) to document and identify the conservation status of plant species and (2) to assess local knowledge and perceived importance of the most easily found plant species in relation to informant's age, gender, ethnicity, and location. Seventy-three plant species belonging to 24 families were recorded on fields, fallows, and forests. The most easily found 30 species belonged to 14 families of which Combretaceae, Mimosodeae, Caesalpinioideae, and Anacardiaceae dominated. Results show that Adansonia digitata, Parkia biglobosa, Vitellaria paradoxa, and Balanites aegyptiaca were more valued for livelihood benefits, while A. digitata, Tamarindus indica, and Ficus thonningii received more value for their potentials in environmental protection. Local knowledge was unevenly distributed and showed significant differences at the 0.01 % level among gender, age, ethnicity, and study village. The relative importance of plant uses goes beyond nutrition and potentials in environmental protection and can provide valuable information for creating local markets for such goods. Three species belonging to different families were identified as vulnerable and considered priority for conservation. The design of conservation and development projects should consider creating opportunities for knowledge sharing that will not only improve knowledge but provide better understanding of local priorities based on sociocultural and economic factors. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Environment, Development and Sustainability
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Ethnobotanical survey
dc.subject Use-value
dc.subject ANOVA
dc.subject Use categories
dc.subject Southern Burkina Faso
dc.subject TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject ATLANTIC FOREST COAST
dc.subject WOODY-PLANTS
dc.subject WEST-AFRICA
dc.subject BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
dc.subject VEGETATION CHANGE
dc.subject LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject ETHNOBOTANY
dc.subject COMMUNITIES
dc.subject 4112 Forestry
dc.subject 511 Economics
dc.title Assessing use-values and relative importance of trees for livelihood values and their potentials for environmental protection in Southern Burkina Faso en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Forest Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Law
dc.contributor.organization Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)
dc.contributor.organization Forest Ecology and Management
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-016-9787-6
dc.relation.issn 1387-585X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.relation.funder The international centre for research in agroforestry
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