Marula commercialisation for sustainable and equitable livelihoods
Summary This briefing document presents some of the key policy findings from research studies conducted over the course of two years at three different study sites – Bushbuckridge, South Africa; Makhatini, South Africa; and the north-central region of Namibia (former Owamboland). It also identifies a number of policy interventions that are required to redress existing deficiencies impeding equitable and sustainable commercialisation. Although some of these proposed interventions might be marula-specific, it is intended that their application have broader relevance to other non-timber forest products (NTFPs) under commercialisation.
related to: Winners and losers in forest product commercialisation - http://www.ceh-wallingford.ac.uk/research/winners/literature.html
Author Shackleton, S.E., Wynberg, R.P., Sullivan, C.A., Shackleton, C.M., Leakey, R.R.B., Mander, M., McHardy, T., den Adel, S., Botelle, A., du Plessis, P., Lombard, C., Laird, S.A., Cunningham, A.B., Combrinck, A. and O’Regan, D.P.
Publisher Forests, Trees and Livelihoods - Marula Policy Brief
File type PDF
File size 85 Kb
Topic MARKETS AND MARKETING
Related topics SOCIAL AND EQUITY ISSUES
Underutilized species mentioned Sclerocarya birrea
Keywords income generation, livelihood improvement, markets-local, markets-niche-new, new products, sustainable livelihoods