Gathering Non-timber forest products in Market Economy: A case study of Sahakone Dan Xang Fresh Food Market I

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Boulidam, Somkhit; Youn, Yeo-Chang

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한국임학회 하계 학술연구발표회, 2007. 8. 30 - 8. 31, 상지대학교, pp. 442-445
The research found that all of villager gathered NTFPs. They use simple tools for collecting
NTFPs. There are 27 species of wild vegetables, 23 species of insects, and 10 species of wildlife
villager is reported to collect. Species of wildlife is rapidly changing while the type of wild
vegetables and insects are mostly still the same. However, the abundance has changed
dramatically, particularly of a wild vegetable Phak Van.
Many species of NTFPs from many places are found in the market, some coming from other
districts. There are 32 species of wild vegetables coming from 17 places, 21 species of insects
from 23 places, and 4 wildlife species from 10 places. The majority of NTFPs delivered to
Sahakone Dan Xang market is Xaithany district particularly Dong Makkhai which supplies
several kinds of NTFPs to the Sahakone Dan Xang market. The best selling in the market are
ant egg, grasshopper, cricket, honeycomb among others. NTFPs market demand for wildlife is
most times larger than other supply.
Local people they have a keen interest in sustaining sources of NTFPs. They have an idea to
practice conservation through forest conservation, with holding NTFPs in the full moon and
moonless days, tree planting, avoiding trade of rare species, stop poaching, reduced NTFPs
gathering. However, in present days local people expand and intensify their NTFPs gathering to
meet the market demand growing.
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