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An economic approach to household collection of gum arabic from the wild

Wytse Vellema, G Mujawamariya, Marijke D'Haese UGent and K Burger (2013) INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW. 15(2). p.255-269
abstract
Gum arabic has a wide range of industrial uses worldwide and is collected in sparsely populated dry land regions typically inhabited by poor households. In the study sample of 201 households in northern Kenya, observed marketed quantities were low. Primary data collected through personal interviews were complemented by GIS data on precipitation and vegetation cover. An economic model was developed in which a shortage of rainfall decreases the return to alternative sources of income by more than the return to gum collection, which point to an increasing relative return to gum collection, thus explaining why rainfall shortage can have a positive effect on marketed quantities. Regression results confirm this prediction. We conclude that gum arabic collection is an activity with low economic returns yet provides a safety net when other sources of income fall short.
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alternative title
Une approche économique à la cueillette sauvage de la gomme arabique
Análisis económico de la recolección familiar de goma arábica en estado silvestre
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
gum arabic, satellite imagery, Non-Timber Forest Products, nomadism, Kenya, TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS, NORTHERN KENYA, AFRICA, LIVELIHOODS, MANAGEMENT, COUNTRIES, POVERTY, POOR
journal title
INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW
Int. For. Rev.
volume
15
issue
2
pages
255 - 269
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000333444600009
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FORESTRY
JCR impact factor
1.16 (2013)
JCR rank
27/64 (2013)
JCR quartile
2 (2013)
ISSN
1465-5489
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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4370111
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4370111
date created
2014-04-24 14:51:59
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2016-12-19 15:43:04
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  abstract     = {Gum arabic has a wide range of industrial uses worldwide and is collected in sparsely populated dry land regions typically inhabited by poor households. In the study sample of 201 households in northern Kenya, observed marketed quantities were low. Primary data collected through personal interviews were complemented by GIS data on precipitation and vegetation cover. An economic model was developed in which a shortage of rainfall decreases the return to alternative sources of income by more than the return to gum collection, which point to an increasing relative return to gum collection, thus explaining why rainfall shortage can have a positive effect on marketed quantities. Regression results confirm this prediction. We conclude that gum arabic collection is an activity with low economic returns yet provides a safety net when other sources of income fall short.},
  author       = {Vellema, Wytse and Mujawamariya, G and D'Haese, Marijke and Burger, K},
  issn         = {1465-5489},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW},
  keyword      = {gum arabic,satellite imagery,Non-Timber Forest Products,nomadism,Kenya,TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS,NORTHERN KENYA,AFRICA,LIVELIHOODS,MANAGEMENT,COUNTRIES,POVERTY,POOR},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {255--269},
  title        = {An economic approach to household collection of gum arabic from the wild},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Vellema, Wytse, G Mujawamariya, Marijke D’Haese, and K Burger. 2013. “An Economic Approach to Household Collection of Gum Arabic from the Wild.” International Forestry Review 15 (2): 255–269.
APA
Vellema, W., Mujawamariya, G., D’Haese, M., & Burger, K. (2013). An economic approach to household collection of gum arabic from the wild. INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW, 15(2), 255–269.
Vancouver
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Vellema W, Mujawamariya G, D’Haese M, Burger K. An economic approach to household collection of gum arabic from the wild. INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW. 2013;15(2):255–69.
MLA
Vellema, Wytse, G Mujawamariya, Marijke D’Haese, et al. “An Economic Approach to Household Collection of Gum Arabic from the Wild.” INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY REVIEW 15.2 (2013): 255–269. Print.