The Resource Uncovering the Hidden Harvest : Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources

Uncovering the Hidden Harvest : Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources

Uncovering the Hidden Harvest : Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources
Uncovering the Hidden Harvest
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Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources
Forests and woodlands provide an enormous range of goods and services to society, from timber and firewood to medicinal plants, watershed protection, destinations for tourists and sacred sites. Only when these are understood and valued can forests and their resources be properly managed and conserved. This work shows how the complicated network of benefits can be untangled and sets out the different approaches needed to value them. It covers the analysis of plant-based markets, non-market valuation and decision frameworks such as cost-benefit analysis
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SD393.U48 2002
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non fiction
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Uncovering the Hidden Harvest : Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources
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  • Front Cover; Uncovering the Hidden Harvest; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; List of contributors; The People and Plants Initiative by Alan Hamilton; People and Plants partners; Acknowledgements; 1. Towards understanding the role of forests in rural livelihoods: Bruce M Campbell and Martin K Luckert; Introduction: the partially hidden harvest; Characteristics of rural households and woodland products; Linking to broader issues; Purpose and scope of the book; Importance of remaining observant and critical
  • 2. Quantitative methods for estimating the economic value of resource use to rural households: William CavendishIntroduction; What this chapter covers; Data collection, recall, cross-checking and the unit of analysis; A taxonomy of environmental resource use; Constructing environmentally augmented household income data; Valuing environmental goods; How should labour be handled?; Comparing incomes across households; Conclusions; 3. Understanding local and regional markets for forest products: Michele Veeman; Introduction; Some basic concepts of resource markets; Some features of rural markets
  • 7. Searching for synthesis: integrating economic perspectives with those from other disciplines: Bev Sithole, Peter Frost and Terrence S VeemanIntroduction; The need for disciplinary integration; Multidisciplinarity or interdisciplinarity?; Incorporating stakeholders in the research agenda; Some concepts that promote interdisciplinarity; Approaches and methods to foster interdisciplinarity; Constraints to interdisciplinarity; Conclusions; 8. Expanding our conceptual and methodological understanding of the role of trees and forests in rural livelihoods: Martin K Luckert and Bruce M Campbell
  • Analysing markets: marketing efficiency and performance measuresSummary and conclusions; 4. An introduction to approaches and issues for measuring non-market values in developing economies: Peter C Boxall and Tom Beckley; Introduction; Values and measures of welfare; Stated preference methods: contingent valuation; Revealed preference methods; Conclusions; 5. Economic decision-making frameworks for considering resource values: procedures, perils and promise: Terrence S Veeman and Martin K Luckert; Introduction; Three frameworks for considering benefits and costs
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  • The background essentials of using benefit and cost informationCautions in using benefit and cost information; 6. Participatory methods for exploring livelihood values derived from forests: potential and limitations: Nontokozo Nemarundwe and Michael Richards; Introduction; What is participation?; The background, history and principles of PRA; PRA tools and techniques for quantifying and valuing forest benefits; Strengths and weaknesses of PRA for understanding forest values; The way forward
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  • (OCoLC)880705087
  • pebcs1849773610

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