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Section 4 Contributions from other approaches to NWFP resource assessment

Table 15: Externally lead behavioural research methods

After Zent (1996)


Quantitative ethnobotany and NWFP inventory

Economic methods relate to the increasingly recognized potential of NWFPs to the development of new industries, markets and income sources, and to valuation studies. They are not designed to be biometrically sound methods - as they do not involve direct resource assessment, instead using market information (econometrics). However, they can be important in the design of NWFP inventory, as this information influences management decisions.

Market and income studies assess the income generating potential of NWFPs through:

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