Araştırma Makalesi (Research Article)

Socioeconomic Importance of Non Wood Forest Products in Terms of Gatherer/Producer


Kastamonu Üniversitesi Araç MYO Ormancılık ve Orman Ürünleri Programı

FORESTIST 2012; 62: 85-99
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.14678
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Benefiting from the forest ecosystems has not solely been limited to the utilization of untreated wood materials as the human existence on earth has been progressed over the centuries. The type of this utilization in the form of raw wood materials constitutes only one side of the subject. Gathering of any kind of plant and plant materials for satisfying the nutritional, medicinal, sheltering and similar others needs and utilizing them for the well being of the day to day living, represent another dimension of the same subject. Any kind of small tree, brush, shrub, plant material and their inherent pieces growing inside the forests or in and around the open meadows, in forest ecosystems in short, harvested or collected for commercial or non commercial purposes are called as non wood forest products (NWFP). In this study, Aegean region and three NWFP types, which had considerable export value in this region, thyme, bay leaf and pine nut, were chosen as the study area and objectives; interviews were performed with the groups specializing in the commercialization of these products. Villagers who produce the products from the forest has less products than the producers who gets the products from own lands. Generally, NWFP producers are older than 50 and the youngsters are not interested in this job. They sell their products to the middleman/dealer, but because their income are not enough they also produce agricultural products.

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