Tropical Forestry

Non-Timber Forest Products in the Global Context

Editors: Shackleton, Sheona, Shackleton, Charlie, Shanley, Patricia (Eds.)

  • Presents a global view of the multiple roles of NTFPs and a balanced and realistic perspective on the benefits and challenges associated with NTFP use and management
  • Provides an up-to-date, critical analysis of the debates and discourses surrounding NTFPs
  • Includes solid case study material and includes a series of integrated case studies that serve to illustrate many of the issues highlighted in the discussion chapters
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This book provides a comprehensive, global synthesis of current knowledge on the potential and challenges associated with the multiple roles, use, management and marketing of non-timber forest products (NTFPs).  There has been considerable research and policy effort surrounding NTFPs over the last two and half decades. The book explores the evolution of sentiments regarding the potential of NTFPs in promoting options for sustainable multi-purpose forest management, income generation and poverty alleviation. Based on a critical analysis of the debates and discourses it employs a systematic approach to present a balanced and realistic perspective on the benefits and challenges associated with NTFP use and management within local livelihoods and landscapes, supported with case examples from both the southern and northern hemispheres. This book covers the social, economic and ecological dimensions of NTFPs and closes with an examination of future prospects and research directions.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Non-timber Forest Products: Concept and Definitions

    Shackleton, Charlie (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Evolving Perspectives on Non-timber Forest Products

    Sills, Erin (et al.)

    Pages 23-51

  • From Subsistence to Safety Nets and Cash Income: Exploring the Diverse Values of Non-timber Forest Products for Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation

    Shackleton, Sheona (et al.)

    Pages 55-81

  • Non-timber Products and Markets: Lessons for Export-Oriented Enterprise Development from Africa

    Cunningham, Anthony B.

    Pages 83-106

  • Cultural Importance of Non-timber Forest Products: Opportunities they Pose for Bio-Cultural Diversity in Dynamic Societies

    Cocks, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 107-128

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-17983-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-17982-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26755-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Timber Forest Products in the Global Context
Editors
  • Sheona Shackleton
  • Charlie Shackleton
  • Patricia Shanley
Series Title
Tropical Forestry
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17983-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17983-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17982-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26755-0
Series ISSN
1614-9785
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 286
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