ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 8, Número 1. Ene-Abr 2011

INCOME GENERATED BY FOREST RESOURCE HARVESTING IN PICHÁTARO, MICHOACÁN, MÉXICO

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Non-wood products (NWP) and their contribution to a community’s income have increasingly captured the interest of scholars and researchers. This study is inscribed within this framework, where the economic value and contribution to family income is calculated, from harvesting pine resin, edible mushrooms, medicinal plants and honeycombs, carried out by inhabitants in the indigenous community of Pichátaro, Michoacán, México. The non-wood product that most contributes to the family income is pine resin, extracted from several species. The net present value per hectare from the four NWP studied was $97.58 USD/ha, the net annual income per harvester varied between $40 and $792 USD, representing a contribution to the annual family income of between 0.93 and 18.56%. Results from this study underline that NWP marketing contributes a reduced amount to the community family income, due to the decrease in forest cover, their low sale price and the low negotiation ability by harvester community members.

Palabras clave: Non-wood products, community members, family income, forest sustainability, economic assessment

Volumen 8, Número 1

Volumen 8, Número 1
Ene-Abr 2011


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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