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

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Marula commercialisation for sustainable and equitable livelihoods


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