Sokoine University of Agriculture

Economic valuation of nontimber forest products under the changing climate in Kilombero district, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Balama, C.
dc.contributor.author Augustino, S.
dc.contributor.author Mwaiteleke, D.
dc.contributor.author Lusambo, L. P.
dc.contributor.author Makonda, F. B. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-25T16:40:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-25T16:40:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3108
dc.description International Journal of Forestry Research 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sustainable collection of Nontimber Forest Products (NTFPs) for trade is an appropriate measure to increase people’s adaptive capacity against adverse effects of climate change. However, information on the economic value for NTFPs for subsistence use and trade under the changing climate is inadequate, particularly in households around Iyondo Forest Reserve (IFR), in Kilombero District, Tanzania. The study identified and quantified NTFPs used for subsistence and trade, estimated its economic value, and examined factors influencing supply of NTFPs at household level. Data were collected through Focus Group Discussions, key informant interviews, questionnaire survey of 208 sample households, and spot market analysis to randomly selected NTFPs collectors, sellers, and buyers.The study identified 12 NTFPs used for subsistence and trade, which was evaluated in terms of the mean annual value per household.Themean annual value of the identifiedNTFPs ranged fromTZS 4700 to 886 600.The estimated economic value of the studiedNTFPs was TZS 51.4 billion (USD36million).The supply of NTFPs at household level was influenced by distance to the forest, change in forest management regime, seasonality, and change in rainfall pattern. NTFPs around IFR have high economic value which portrays the potential of developing them to enhance households’ adaptive capacity against climate change adverse effects. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.subject Economic valuation en_US
dc.subject Nontimber forest products en_US
dc.subject Changing climate en_US
dc.subject Kilombero District en_US
dc.title Economic valuation of nontimber forest products under the changing climate in Kilombero district, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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