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Tapping the Green Market: Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products
     

Tapping the Green Market: Management and Certification of Non-timber Forest Products

by Abraham Guillen
 
There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics. This volume explains the use and importance of certification and

Overview

There is a rapidly growing interest in, and demand for, non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional, medicinal, financial and cultural needs. However, they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics. This volume explains the use and importance of certification and eco-labelling for guaranteeing best management practices of non-timber forest products in the field. Using extensive case studies and global profiles of non-timber forest products, this work not only seeks to further our comprehension of certification processes but also broaden understanding of non-timber forest product management, harvesting and marketing. It should be useful to forest managers, policy-makers and conservation organizations as well as for academics in these areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136555244
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
474
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia Shanley is a research scientist at the Center for international Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia, and co-author of Forest Fruit Trees in the life of Amazonians. Alan Pierce is an independent consultant specialising in ecological research and policy analysis. Abraham Guillen is international marketing and programme manager for SmartWood, a forest management certification programme of the Rainforest Alliance.

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