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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
Title Women and Non Timber Forest Product Exploitation: the case of Prunus Africana in the Highlands of Mount Cameroon
Volume 7
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 17-24
URL http://search.proquest.com/openview/405805161427b61a5a721ae0ef5195e4/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2031​961
Prunus Africana (P.A.) is an essence of mountainous areas whose bark is sought after in the international market
for the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy. This product is found particularly in the surroundings of Mount Cameroon,
where women's groups play a crucial role in the marketing channel of some Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP). However,
this specie’s exploitation is strictly framed by the standards of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Flora and Fauna, making it an extremely vulnerable resource that is threatened by the effects of climate change. This
contribution has as purpose to question the implication of rural women of the Mount Cameroon region in the value chain of
PA, a Non Timber Forest Product that is a resource of important value in the forestry product trade; also, to appreciate the
relationship between the resource profitability and inequity in access.

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