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2009-04-27 | EfD Discussion Paper

Changing Access to Forest Resources in Tanzania

Robinson, Elizabeth J Z and George Kajembe. 2009. “Changing Access to Forest Resources in Tanzania.” EfD Discussion Paper 09.
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This is an empirical exploration of villagers’ dependence on non-timber forest products in the Morogoro region in Tanzania, the decision rules used concerning where and how much they collect, how collection changes with forest degradation, and the implications of more restrictive access from participatory forest management. Villagers’ responses to increased degradation vary by forest product; some collection tends to be displaced to other forests, less of the resources are collected, and collection times increase considerably.