Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9776

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Sophie Michelle Eke Balla

Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion, Université de Yaoundé II Soa, Yaoundé, Cameroon

  • Research Article   
    Valuation of Non Timber Forest Product in Cameroon: Case of a Community Forest in the East Region
    Author(s): Sophie Michelle Eke Balla* and Fidoline Ngo Nonga

    The collection and sale of non-timber forest products (NTFPSs) is a major source of income for households around community (CF) in Cameroon. Although, the importance of NTFPs in sustaining livelihood and poverty smoothening in rural communities, they are highly depleted and poorly conserved. Indeed, the forests where NTFPs are harvested are becoming depleted due to unsustainable exploitation of timber and NTFPs, lack of financial resources to protect the forest and this is threatening the livelihood of those households. To address this issue, sustainable harvesting practices must be adopted and financial resources must be mobilize by households holding the CF. Therefore, this study applied the contingent valuation method by estimating the average willingness to pay (WTP) and the minimum price the households are willing to pay to protect NTFPs. Sixty household surv.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9776.21.10.252

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