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An environmental and economic approach to the development and sustainable exploitation of non-timber forest products (NTFP) in Liberia

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An environmental and economic approach to the development and sustainable exploitation of non-timber forest products (NTFP) in Liberia
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Hwang
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Larry C.
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1977-
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Larry C. Hwang
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Simon
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James E.
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James E. Simon
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chair
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Juliani
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Hector Rodolfo
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Hector Rodolfo Juliani
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co-chair
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Robson
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Mark Gregory
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Mark Gregory Robson
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internal member
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Govindasamy
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Ramu
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Ramu Govindasamy
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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degree grantor
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School of Graduate Studies
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eng
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Forests have historically contributed immensely to influence patterns of social, economic, and environmental development, supporting livelihoods, aiding construction of economic change, and encouraging sustainable growth. The use of NTFP for the livelihood and subsistence of forest community dwellers have long existed in Liberia; with use, collection, and local/regional trade in NTFP still an ongoing activities of rural communities. This study aimed to investigate the environmental and economic approaches that lead to the sustainable management exploitation and development of NTFP in Liberia. Using household information from different socio-economic societies, knowledge based NTFP socioeconomics population, as well as abundance and usefulness of the resources were obtained through the use of ethnobotanical survey on use of NTFP in 82 rural communities within seven counties in Liberia. 1,165 survey participants, with 114 plant species listed as valuable NTFP. The socioeconomic characteristics of 255 local community people provided collection practice information on NTFP, impact and threats due to collection, and their income generation. Traditional and environmental sustainable harvesting methods on the collection of two leading NTFPs – Griffonia simplicifolia and Xylopia aethiopica – were conducted and assessed. Results show an environmental sustainable harvesting method that minimizes damage/destruction to plant species and population yet allows for efficient product harvest and yield procurement. Domestic value chain study for three leading NTFP in Liberia: Griffonia (Griffonia simplicifolia), West African Black Pepper (Piper guineense) and Country Spice (Xylopia aethiopica), investigated 140 stakeholders who were mainly agents and subagents through survey interviews to provide comprehensive knowledge on selected NTFP from collection to consumer. Resource inventory of Griffonia simplicifolia in Liberia concentrated on the distribution, abundance and the population structure of Griffonia, thereby providing full ecological inventory information on Griffonia as fundamental for assessing conservation status of wild populations. Enhancing germination of Griffonia simplicifolia seed for forest enrichment was assessed using simple tools for seed germination. Seedlings were also introduced in natural habitat to monitor growth habits of transferred plant into local habitat and found that Griffonia has high survival (92% - 95%) in new habitat. Developing quality standards and new products, physico-chemical characterizations of the Liberian spices were analyzed along with those from Ghana. These qualities could set standards for trading of individual product that are used as spices in Liberia and other West African countries. X. aethiopica seeds were chemically characterized for new product development.
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Plant Biology
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Non-timber forest products--Liberia
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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1 online resource (xviii, 268 p. : ill.)
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Ph.D.
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by Larry C. Hwang
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ETD doctoral
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Larry
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2017-06-21 13:51:30
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