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Role of non-wood forest products for local livelihoods in countries with transition and market economies: case studies in Ukraine and Sweden


Stryamets, Nataliya and Elbakidze, Marine and Angelstam, Per (2011). Role of non-wood forest products for local livelihoods in countries with transition and market economies: case studies in Ukraine and Sweden. Scandinavian journal of forest research. iFirst, 1-14 
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Abstract

The role of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) in local economies differ in time and space. We analysed Ukrainian and Swedish national policies and management rules related to the use of NWFPs, and described how different forest stakeholders utilised NWFPs in rural areas in Ukraine and Sweden. In total we interviewed 114 local forest stakeholders in one rural region’s settlements in both countries. The topics for the field study were (1) the reasons and amounts of NWFPs harvested by different forest user categories; (2) traditional practices of NWFP use, including harvesting methods and (3) how these practices have changed over the past decades. At the national level, both countries allowed the utilisation of most NWFPs, did not regulate the use, and did not include NWFPs into forest management plans. In both case studies, historical use of NWFPs was intensive. This use remained important in Ukraine, but not in Sweden. Due to difficult economic transition in Ukraine, use of NWFPs by locals has increased. While hunting as a tradition was more popular in the Swedish case study, recreational use of forest was popular in both case studies. Finally, we discuss the role of NWFPs in countries with transition and market economies, and the extent to which the countries support sustainable use of NWFPs.

Authors/Creators:Stryamets, Nataliya and Elbakidze, Marine and Angelstam, Per
Title:Role of non-wood forest products for local livelihoods in countries with transition and market economies: case studies in Ukraine and Sweden 
Series/Journal:Scandinavian journal of forest research (0282-7581)
Year of publishing :2011
Volume:iFirst
Page range:1-14
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0282-7581
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:No
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Submitted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 207 Environmental Engineering > Environmental Management
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 6 Humanities > 605 Other Humanities > Cultural Studies
Keywords:rural development, sustainable forest management, Småland, Roztochya
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-265
Permanent URL:http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-265
ID Code:8441
Department:(S) > School for Forest Management
External funders:FORMAS and Swedish Institute
Deposited By:Marine Elbakidze
Deposited On:18 Nov 2011 09:40
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:47
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