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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Women and Non Timber Forest Product Exploitation: the case of Prunus Africana in the Highlands of Mount Cameroon


Volume 7, Issue 1, July 2014, Pages 17–24

 Women and Non Timber Forest Product Exploitation: the case of Prunus Africana  in the Highlands of Mount Cameroon

ABANDA NGONO Fernande1 and NZINO MUNONGO Victorine Ghislaine2

1 Researcher in the department of environmental and economic studies in the National Education Centre, Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon
2 Researcher in the department of political and legal studies in the National Education Centre, Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Original language: English

Received 8 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Prunus Africana (P.A.) is an essence of mountainous areas whose bark is sought after in the international market for the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy. This product is found particularly in the surroundings of Mount Cameroon, where women's groups play a crucial role in the marketing channel of some Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP). However, this specie's exploitation is strictly framed by the standards of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, making it an extremely vulnerable resource that is threatened by the effects of climate change. This contribution has as purpose to question the implication of rural women of the Mount Cameroon region in the value chain of PA, a Non Timber Forest Product that is a resource of important value in the forestry product trade; also, to appreciate the relationship between the resource profitability and inequity in access.

Author Keywords: Rural women, Forest resources management, Policy, Social regulation, Access.


How to Cite this Article


ABANDA NGONO Fernande and NZINO MUNONGO Victorine Ghislaine, “Women and Non Timber Forest Product Exploitation: the case of Prunus Africana in the Highlands of Mount Cameroon,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 17–24, July 2014.