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The contribution of non-timber forest products towards sustainable rural development: the case of Candelilla wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico

(2014) NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM. 38(2). p.141-153
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The promotion of development projects based on the commercialization of non-timber forest products has increased in recent decades, showing a positive contribution to rural development; yet it has led to controversial approaches in resource preservation. This paper examines the case of Candelilla wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico, identifying its potential contribution to poverty alleviation in marginal areas, and its unique opportunity to access potential markets of a wide variety of industries all around the world. In this paper, the authors base their analysis on three main aspects: social, economic and environmental. Potential benefits that could be obtained from the collaboration of private institutions, development organizations, policymakers and rural producers through integrated rural development projects are featured.
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LIVELIHOODS, ECONOMY, INEQUALITY, AGAVACEAE, FARMER, AGAVE-LECHEGUILLA TORR., rural development, PRIVATE SECTOR, value chain management, sustainable development, Mexico, Candelilla wax, Non-timber forest products

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Arato Garza, Miguel Jaime, Stijn Speelman, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck. 2014. “The Contribution of Non-timber Forest Products Towards Sustainable Rural Development: The Case of Candelilla Wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.” Natural Resources Forum 38 (2): 141–153.
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Arato Garza, M. J., Speelman, S., & Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2014). The contribution of non-timber forest products towards sustainable rural development: the case of Candelilla wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico. NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM, 38(2), 141–153.
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Arato Garza MJ, Speelman S, Van Huylenbroeck G. The contribution of non-timber forest products towards sustainable rural development: the case of Candelilla wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico. NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM. 2014;38(2):141–53.
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Arato Garza, Miguel Jaime, Stijn Speelman, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck. “The Contribution of Non-timber Forest Products Towards Sustainable Rural Development: The Case of Candelilla Wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.” NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM 38.2 (2014): 141–153. Print.
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  abstract     = {The promotion of development projects based on the commercialization of non-timber forest products has increased in recent decades, showing a positive contribution to rural development; yet it has led to controversial approaches in resource preservation. This paper examines the case of Candelilla wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico, identifying its potential contribution to poverty alleviation in marginal areas, and its unique opportunity to access potential markets of a wide variety of industries all around the world. In this paper, the authors base their analysis on three main aspects: social, economic and environmental. Potential benefits that could be obtained from the collaboration of private institutions, development organizations, policymakers and rural producers through integrated rural development projects are featured.},
  author       = {Arato Garza, Miguel Jaime and Speelman, Stijn and Van Huylenbroeck, Guido},
  issn         = {0165-0203},
  journal      = {NATURAL RESOURCES FORUM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {141--153},
  title        = {The contribution of non-timber forest products towards sustainable rural development: the case of Candelilla wax from the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1477-8947.12043},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2014},
}

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