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Marketing of non-wood forest products in the humid forest zone of Cameroon

Marketing of non-wood forest products in the humid forest zone of Cameroon

The Central African tropical humid forest covers 280 million ha and is the largest of its kind in the world after the Amazon (Talbott, 1993; FAO, 1995). Within this region, the 26 million ha of the Cameroon’s humid forest zone (HFZ) contain some of Africa’s most diverse ecosystems. (Alpert, 1993) and have provided a large number of non-wood (plant and animal) forest products (NWFPs) to the local populations (Koppert et al., 1993; Doucet and Koufani, 1997; Ngala, 1997).

Authors: Ruiz Perez, M.; Ndoye, O.; Eyebe, A.

Topic: Non Timber Forest Products,tropical forests,humid tropics,humid zones,marketing,Central Africa,Cameroon

Geographic: Cameroon,Africa

Publisher: FAO

Publication Year: 1999

ISSN: 0251-1584

Source: Unasylva 50(198)


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