Selection of non-timber forest species for community and private plantations in the high and low altitude areas of Makawanpur District, Nepal

Maraseni, Tek N. (2008) Selection of non-timber forest species for community and private plantations in the high and low altitude areas of Makawanpur District, Nepal. Small-Scale Forestry, 7 (2). pp. 151-161. ISSN 1873-7617

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Abstract

The domestication of non-timber forest species (NTFS) is receiving increasing attention from developing economies. However, little is known about the selection of NTFS in Nepal for commercial uses. Sixteen selection criteria were developed and NTFS were ranked for community and private plantations in both low altitude and high altitude areas of Makawanpur district, Nepal, by workshops of multiple NTFS stakeholders. The rigorous scoring of 12 ecologically screened NTFS against the 16 selection criteria revealed that kurilo and sarpagandh are highly preferred NTFS for low altitude areas whereas chiraito and jatamanshi are highly preferred for high altitude. This finding coincides with the general perception of participants and contemporary literature. These are the species being rapidly depleted from the natural forests. Rapid decline of valuable species creates strong motivation from stakeholders for planting them on community and private land


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Tek Narayan Maraseni
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2008 04:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-timber forest species; selection criteria; Kurilo; Chiraito
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070507 Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060703 Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9612 Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments > 961203 Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/s11842-008-9047-1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4106

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