policy https://fornis.net/taxonomy/term/256?content=All en Socio-economic determinants of consumer demand for Non Timber Forest Products in Ogun and Osun States, Southwest Nigeria https://fornis.net/node/578 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Socio-economic determinants of consumer demand for Non Timber Forest Products in Ogun and Osun States, Southwest Nigeria</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p> There is a dearth of research effort on the individual and household characteristics that affect the consumption of non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in parts of Southwest Nigeria. Yet, understanding the factors driving demand for NTFPs is crucial for managing supplies sustainably. Therefore, this study examined the socio-economic determinants of consumer demand for NTFPs in Ogun and Osun States, Southwest nigeria. A survey involving 320 respondents randomly selected from eight communities in each of Ijebu East Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State and Ife South Local Government Area (LGA) of Osun State was carried out using questionnaires. Data were collected on five top priority species including: bush mango (Irvingia gabonensis), African walnut (Plukenetia conophora), chewingstick (Massularia acuminata), fever-bark (Annickia chlorantha syn. Enantia chlorantha) and bush pepper (Piper guineense). Both descriptive and inferential statistics involving frequency tables, percentages, Likert scale, chi-square and multiple linear regression were used in analyzing the data at P = 0.05. Respondents’ sex, age, marital status, educational attainment and primary occupation had significant impacts on the level of consumption of P. conophora and A. chlorantha, while that of M. acuminata was significantly impacted by both marital status and household size. Primary occupation and age of respondents also significantly impacted the level of consumption of P. guineense, whereas only household size had a significant impact on the level of consumption of I. gabonensis. Products’ price, taste and substitute had no significant effect on NTFPs consumption. Although, each of the NTFPs has different socio-economic demand and niche among the consumers, the most determining factors of consumption were product availability and season of the year. The results of this study are valuable for predicting </p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/Amusa_socio_economics.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=340370">Amusa_socio_economics.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>332.39 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/707" hreflang="en">Socioeconomics</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/708" hreflang="en">consumption patterns</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/174" hreflang="en">non-timber forest products</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/256" hreflang="en">policy</a> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:14:51 +0000 sbritwum 578 at https://fornis.net Job opportunity https://fornis.net/node/560 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Job opportunity </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> The Forest Team at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are seeking a full-time Researcher to contribute to and further develop the research, capacity-building and policy work of the team, with particular focus on investing in locally controlled forestry in Africa, Asia and Latin America. </p> <p> This is a full-time permanent position based in London. The salary for this role is Grade 4 £34,563 - £38,055 depending on experience (up to £42,941 for exceptional candidates), plus benefits. </p> <p> The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 2 July. More details can be found on the *IIED website &lt;<a href="http://www.iied.org/researcher-forest-team">http://www.iied.org/researcher-forest-team</a>&gt;*. </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:16</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p> Kate Wilson<br /> Publications and marketing manager<br /> International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)<br /> 80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NH</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-nsource field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News source</div> <div class="field__item">Kate Wilson, Publications and marketing manager, IIED</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/680" hreflang="en">capacity building</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/681" hreflang="en">researcher</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/256" hreflang="en">policy</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/682" hreflang="en">job opportunity</a> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:16:53 +0000 sbritwum 560 at https://fornis.net Science-Policy Interfacing:“Enhancing Contributions of Forest Science and Traditional Forest-related Knowledge (TFRK) to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Resources in Africa" https://fornis.net/node/247 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Science-Policy Interfacing:“Enhancing Contributions of Forest Science and Traditional Forest-related Knowledge (TFRK) to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Resources in Africa&quot;</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p> The need for sound scientific information in the development of public forest policies at the local, national and international levels has grown significantly in recent years. So too has the need for such information within the private forestry sector and among nongovernmental organizations, whose role in the development, sustainable management and conservation of forest resources in all regions of the world is steadily increasing in importance. Despite rapid advances in information technology that has, in theory, the potential to significantly improve the flow of research findings to policy-makers and forest managers, communication and interaction often is inadequate between the research community and the users of the information they generate.<br />  </p> <p> Also, often research is planned and conducted before giving adequate thought to exactly how the results will be transformed into usable information. In order to generate value for society, research results should be used by someone – policy-makers, forestry practitioners, landowners, educators and other researchers. The science-policy interface is all about utilising scientific knowledge more effectively.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/05/2010 - 06:35</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">Forestry Research Network of sub-Saharan Africa</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), USDA Forest Service, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/IUFRO-SPDC_Training_Workshop.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=239659">IUFRO-SPDC_Training_Workshop.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>234.04 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/255" hreflang="en">science-policy intefacing</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/256" hreflang="en">policy</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/257" hreflang="en">forest science</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/120" hreflang="en">forest resources</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/258" hreflang="en">africa</a> Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:35:43 +0000 sbritwum 247 at https://fornis.net