Factors influencing the role of Non-Wood Forest Products and Services

Janse, Gerben and Ottitsch, Andreas (2005) Factors influencing the role of Non-Wood Forest Products and Services. Forest policy and economics, 7 (3). pp. 309-319. Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1389-9341(03)00068-6

Abstract

In the light of social and economic developments, forest functions other than timber production have gained international
importance and recognition. Resulting from this development, Non-Wood Forest Products and Services (NWFPS) are becoming
more important, both for the general public as for forest owners trying to market them. In order to acquire a better understanding
of NWFPS, their role in society and their marketing possibilities, this study aims at defining the factors influencing NWFPS. A
comparative study between two countries with a different forest situation, the Netherlands and Norway, has been carried out.
These factors are: institutional framework; economic characteristics (rivalry and excludability); demography and forest
resources; and attitudes, values and customs. The outcome is that, because of differences on the mentioned factors, forest owners
in the Netherlands better off focusing on offering small-scale, nature-based facilities for (short-stay) recreationists, whereas for
Norwegian forest owners it is more promising to focus on offering wilderness-experience ‘all-in package-deals’ to tourists.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Forest policy and economics
Publisher: Elsevier Science L
ISSN: Print:1389-9341 Online: 1872-7050
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2011 21:51
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/790

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