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The influence of markets and policy on spatial patterns of non-timber forest product extraction

Robinson, E. J. Z., Williams, J. C. and Albers, H. J. (2002) The influence of markets and policy on spatial patterns of non-timber forest product extraction. Land Economics, 78 (2). pp. 260-271. ISSN 1543-8325

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To link to this item DOI: 10.3368/le.78.2.260

Abstract/Summary

When villagers extract resources, such as fuelwood, fodder, or medicinal plants from forests, their decisions over where and how much to extract are influenced by market conditions, their particular opportunity costs of time, minimum consumption needs, and access to markets. This paper develops an optimization model of villagers’ extraction behavior that clarifies how, and under what conditions, policies that create incentives such as improved returns to extraction in a buffer zone might be used instead of adversarial enforcement efforts to protect a forest’s pristine ‘‘inner core.’’

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:31593
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press

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