Non-timber forest products in Southern Ghana

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Natural Resources Institute for Overseas Development Administration on behalf of Forestry Dept, Accra, Ghana , Chatham Maritime
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Throughout West Africa forests form an integral part of the rural economy, providing subsistence goods and services as well as items of trade. Collectively, these forest goods are referred to as non-timber forest products (NTFPs). NTFPs include products garnered from forests whether for commercial or subsistence purposes, such as animals, building materials and sponge by: 5.

The study revealed that a number of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) are collected and traded by three major actors (collectors, wholesalers and retailers) in Ashanti Region of Ghana. Non-timber forest products (NTFPs), also known as non-wood forest products (NWFPs), minor forest produce, special, minor, alternative and secondary forest products, are useful substances, materials and/or commodities obtained from forests which do not require harvesting (logging) include game animals, fur-bearers, nuts, seeds, berries, mushrooms, oils, sap, foliage, pollarding.

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) refers to products of biological origin other than timber, derived from forests. The range of NTFPs is very diverse and includes those that are: gathered from the wild, in either timber-productive or non-timber-productive forests and lands (e.g., mushrooms).

Non-timber forest products in southern Ghana: A summary report. ODA forestry series no. ODA forestry series no. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, pp 1–Cited by: 8.

Key words: Forest, Food security, Health, Nutrition disorders, Micronutrients, Non-timber forest products, Nutrition, Plant medicine, Poverty alleviation, Ghana INTRODUCTION Globally, nutrition and health have improved in recent decades but malnutrition, including deficiencies in micronutrients, is still widespread, particularly in developing Cited by: Since the potential value and role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) was first mooted in the s, there has been a tremendous escalation in research, practice, and policy interest across.

Abstract. Since the potential value and role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) was first mooted in the s, there has been a tremendous escalation in research, practice, and policy interest across numerous disciplines including conservation, livelihood studies, economics, forestry, and Cited by: Nontimber forest products are those biological, medicinal, and spiritual materials from a forest, other than traditional commodities such as timber, that can be extracted from forests in one manner or another and used by humans (Svarrer and Smith Olsen, ).Pine straw could arguably be considered a nontimber forest product.

More conventionally, we think of resources such as mushrooms as. non-timber forest products in selected countries in Southern and East Africa. During the discussions, the participants were first asked to identify the main, over-arching research themesbased on their lengthy experiences as researchers and research managers.

Individual oral presentations were supplemented by a strong group interaction. Service defines them as special forest products (USDA Forest Service ).

But, a more common and widespread term is “non-timber forest products.” Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are plants; parts of plants, fungi, and other biological material harvested from within and on the edges of natural, manipulated or disturbed by: 2. Non-timber forest products in southern Ghana: a summary report.

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FAO. Marketing of Brazil nuts. A case study from Brazil. Prepared by J.R. Lafleur. Rome. FAO. Forestry researchers. A directory of forestry researchers in the Asia-Pacific Region. Forestry Research Support Programme for Asia and the Pacific. Diospyros melanoxylon Non-timber forest products play a significant role in livelihoods around the world, providing critical subsistence and trade goods for forest and other communities.

However, in most countries the governance of this important but broad category of products has been ineffective or counter-productive to the objectives of sustainability and livelihood improvement. Non-timber forest products, often referred to as NTFPs, are an important aspect of forests and forest use in many parts of the world.

In addition to timber, paper, and bioenergy, a number of products are extracted from forests that have important local and economic uses, and have been, suggested by researchers and some environmental NGO’s and agencies to offer additional economic benefits.

Adapted from FAO, ; Shiva & Verma,Classification of Non Timber Forest Products In Ghana, thousands of people across the country produce and market a diverse range of NTFPs on daily basis in the local, regional and international markets (Ahenkan & Boon, ).Cited by: 2.

Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products: Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting - CRC Press Book There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and.

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), which were carried out in three Indian states.

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The three state-level studies on which this report is based are: 1. Andhra Pradesh: Technical Study on Selected NTFP Based Enterprise Governance by M. Gopinath Reddy, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.

peatswamp forest that is of international, regional and local importance. However, its existence is threatened by a number of socio-economic and environmental pressures. In order to conserve tropical rainforests the potential of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) has been debated internationally for integrating conservation and Size: KB.

History. The forestry sector of Ghana accounted for percent of GDP in ; timber was the country's third largest foreign exchange earner. Since forestry has benefited from more than US$ million in investments and has undergone substantial changes, resulting in doubled earnings between and In timber and wood products earnings totaled US$ million against a.

Balance the culture of wildcrafting with the demands of sustainable forest management!This comprehensive book addresses the issues that arise when the primeval practice of gathering wild plants, fungi, leaves, and bark occurs in a post-industrial world.

Non-Timber Forest Products: Medicinal Herbs, F. Topic 2: Non-timber forest products (NTFPs), small-scale logging and rural livelihoods Value of non-timber forest products and rural safety nets in South Africa Charlie Shackleton Sheona Shackleton Paper presented at The International Conference on Rural Livelihoods, Forests and Biodiversity MayBonn, GermanyFile Size: KB.

Non timber forest products are important for rural people because they can provide an insurance in times of low income or crop failure.

Moreover, forest products have non-monetary use value for rural people: even if the fruit or medicine is not sold, it is still consumed, thus saving money that would otherwise be spent on food, medicine. Non-Timber Forest Products focuses on the forests of the Pacific Northwest and Upper Midwest.

These areas offer a diverse array of commercially valuable forest products and fiercely contentious debates about environmental, sociocultural, and legal issues. Non-Timber Forest Products documents the core issues of this complex topic, including.

Non Timber Forest Products in South-Eastern Cameroon Rainforests.” Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences, vol. 4, no. 3 (): doi: /aees 1. Introduction. In recent decades, non-timber forest products (NTFPs) have attracted the attention of scientists, policy makers, business operators and indigenous groups as a Cited by: 1.

Conceptually NTFP (Non - Timber Forest Products) refers to all biological materials other than timber extracted from natural forests for human and animal use. It includes plant tissue used for fiber, building material, medicine, edible leaves, roots, flower, fruit, seed, nuts, honey, resin, glue, lac etc.

and has both consumptive and exchange. Forests in Africa support the livelihoods of millions of people through provision of timber and non-timber forest products, food and nutrition, energy and payment of environmental services. butter in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, Vol.

79, DOI: / Community-Based Natural Resource Management: Case Studies from Community Forest Management Projects in Ghana, Mexico, and United States of America.

it is often more lucrative for people to grow cash crops instead of collecting non-timber forest products (NTFPs) or producing timber that may take years to grow after the.

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non-timber forest products include natural, sustainable, native, original, local-regional, traditional all conveying something about the product which the customer values. Other attributes of non-timber forest products include health, well-being and gourmet.

For enterprises that offer rural recreation, experience benefits need to be Size: KB. Vision for Non-Timber Forest Products: The renewal of the economic value of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) for Beekahncheekahmeeng paymahteeseewahch, supported by a rich Indigenous Knowledge tradition concerning the significance and appropriate uses of NTFPs, where the forest, its diversity, cover and resource abundance is maintained over time.

Forests of the southern United States are the source of a great diversity of flora, much of which is gathered for non-timber forest products (NTFPs). These products are made from resources that grow under the forest canopy as trees, herbs, shrubs, vines, moss and even : James L.

Chamberlain, Mary Predny. Wild forest mushroom harvesting in South Africa Octo - No Comments South Africans do not have a tradition of eating ‘strange’ mushrooms.Book Description.

Products from the wild, also known as non-timber forest products (NTFPs), are used as medicines, foods, spices, and a multitude of other purposes. They contribute substantially to rural livelihoods, generate revenue for companies and governments, and have a range of impacts on biodiversity conservation.