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

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Patricia Shanley
Earthscan, 2002 - Social Science - 456 pages
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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. "Tapping the Green Market" 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 volume not only furthers our comprehension of certification processes but also broadens our understanding of non-timber forest product management, harvesting and marketing. It will prove invaluable for forest managers, policy makers and conservation organizations as well as for academics in these areas.
 

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Contents

The rise of certification the current state of the playing field for NTFP
7
The process of drafting and revising guidelines for NTFP certification
20
Summaries of the fieldtesting results in Mexico Bolivia and Brazil
28
Conclusions and recommendations by Patricia Shanley Sarah A Laird
31
Introduction by Patricia Shanley Alan R Pierce Sarah A Laird
46
Brazil nut Bertholletia excelsa by Enrique G Ortiz
61
Palm heart Euterpe spp by Dennis Johnson
75
Pau darco Tabebuia spp by M Constanza von der Pahlen
85
Baobab bark Adansonia digitata by Claudia Romero Isla Grundy
208
Yohimbe Pausinystalia johimbe by Terry C H Sunderland MarieLaure
215
Africa and Asia
225
Amla Phyllanthus emblica by Ganesan Balachander
240
Sumatra benzoin Styrax spp by Esther Katz Carmen García
246
Other initiatives
257
Ecological issues by Alan R Pierce and Patricia Shanley
267
Social issues by Alan R Pierce
283

Cats claw Uncaria guianensis and U tomentosa by Miguel N Alexiades
93
9Breu resin Protium spp by Campbell Plowden
110
Titica vine Heteropsis spp by Campbell Plowden
116
Amapá Parahancornia spp and Brosimum spp by Campbell Plowden
123
Sangre de drago Croton lechleri by Miguel N Alexiades
136
Eastern North America
156
Maple syrup Acer saccharum by Alan R Pierce
162
American ginseng Panax quinquefolius by Alan R Pierce
172
The Mediterranean region
183
SubSaharan Africa
200
Subsistence issues by Alan R Pierce
299
Marketing issues by Sarah A Laird and Abraham Guillén
322
Technical issues by Abraham Guillén Alan R Pierce and Richard Z Donovan
337
Alan R Pierce and Abraham Guillén
353
Generic guidelines for assessing the management of NTFPs
366
Speciesspecific NTFP certification guidelines for the production of maple
386
Resource directory
399
References
407
Index
440
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About the author (2002)

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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