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Technische Universität Dresden (2011)

Contribution of local-level trade in non timber forest products to rural development in Rashad locality of Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Omar Adam Gumaa, Yahia

Titre : Contribution of local-level trade in non timber forest products to rural development in Rashad locality of Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Auteur : Omar Adam Gumaa, Yahia

Université de soutenance : Technische Universität Dresden

Grade : Doctor rerum silvaticarum (Dr. rer. silv.) 2011

Résumé
The principal aim of the study was to investigate the extent and under which conditions does local-level trade in Adansonia digitata, Ziziphus spina-christi and Balanites aegyptiaca fruits contribute to rural development- poverty alleviation- in Rashad of Nuba Mountains, Sudan. Purposive sampling technique was applied to select the 221 household collectors and 62 household traders in 2008/2009. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through several methods including interviews, household survey, market surveys, direct observations, and through literature review. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to analyze the production-to-consumption system (PCS) of the three products and to assess their contribution to household income and expenditure. The results indicate that the contribution to total household‟s income was 51%, 42% and 26% for A. digitata, Z. spina-christi and B. aegyptiaca fruits, respectively. The A. digitata fruits case study represents accumulative and subsistence livelihood strategies ; while Z. spina-christi and B. aegyptiaca fruits case studies represent a subsistence livelihood strategy for the households. The results also show that the financial returns from local-level trade in the selected NTFPs were negatively affected by different factors related to products markets, base resource, participants‟ attributes, and the political environment under which the products are traded. The study concluded that any assumption regarding the potential of the NTFPs case studies to affect rural development positively depends on the role of the product in financial capital creation and the related accumulative strategy. Thus, attention paid to not assume that all NTFPs have a potential for rural development- push people out of poverty. To promote the local-level trade in the studied NTFPs and influence future direction of their financial returns toward accumulative strategy, interventions and supports (e.g. access to microfinance, capacity building and organization of the actors, market information and resource management) are important.

Mots clés : NTFPs, Lebensunterhaltsstrategie, Finanzkapital, Gebirge Nuba Mountains, Sudan ; NTFPs, Livelihood strategies, Financial Capital creation, Naba Mountains, Sudan

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