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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effects of Socioeconomic Conditions on Multiple Uses of Swamp Forests in Central Brazil
Author: Sampaio, MB
Ticktin, T
Seixas, CS
dos Santos, FAM
Abstract: Local communities in central Brazil harvest buriti palm (Mauritia flexuosa) fruit from swamp forests as well as using them for agriculture and cattle and pig farming. This study describes the intensity of forest use by buriti fruit harvesters and identifies how their socioeconomic conditions influence resource use. We visited 75 swamp forests where buriti fruits are harvested and interviewed the head of the nearest household. Agriculture was practiced in 72 % of forests and cattle farming in 52 %. For almost half (48 %) of households agriculture and buriti fruit harvest were the main sources income. Forests resources were equally important to all socioeconomic classes, even richer farmers. The intensity of fruit harvest did not differ between collective and private use regimes of forests. Market access was a limitation to fruit harvest intensity. The high intensity of swamp forest use suggests that their conservation will require change to current management practices.
Subject: Non-timber forest products
Buriti palm fruit
Forest conservation
Swamp forests
Country: EUA
Editor: Springer/plenum Publishers
Citation: Human Ecology. Springer/plenum Publishers, v. 40, n. 6, n. 821, n. 831, 2012.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10745-012-9519-y
Date Issue: 2012
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